Bullied [Library Edition]

Bullied [Library Edition]

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by Jeff Erno
     
 

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Every day, all over the country, teenagers struggle with the realities of bullying. Tormented, ridiculed, and beaten—simply for being who they are—these teens face alienation, humiliation, and even the explicit assertion that they have somehow brought this upon themselves, that they should just blend in. Bullied

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Every day, all over the country, teenagers struggle with the realities of bullying. Tormented, ridiculed, and beaten—simply for being who they are—these teens face alienation, humiliation, and even the explicit assertion that they have somehow brought this upon themselves, that they should just blend in. Bullied is a series of short stories exploring the world of these teens from several different viewpoints: the victim, the bully, the gay bystander, the straight friend, the concerned parent.

Closeted Bryan wonders why Christian Michaelson doesn't just try to blend in if he hates being bullied so much. Star athlete David isn't a homophobe—after all, he's not afraid of anything. Jonathan, a Christian fundamentalist, must weigh the Bible against peer pressure and what he knows is right when he discovers his childhood friend is gay. Bully victim Chase Devereaux finds an unexpected ally in a brave fellow student. A single mom struggles to accept the reality that her only son is gay. Two tough gay teens are forced to confront their own inner demons when tragedy befalls a classmate they failed to help. And overweight Kirby finds the strength of character to make a friend, which leads to a lifestyle change and a chance at love. Each character grows as an individual as he or she comes to terms with what it means to be a gay teenager in America.

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ISBN-13:
9781623809003
Publisher:
Harmony Ink Press
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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Bullied 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Ravenswood_Reviews More than 1 year ago
"BULLIED" BY JEFF ERNO This book was incredibly moving. It delves deep into several stories of being bullied and how hard it is on the younger generation today. The stories all relate to kids that are homosexual and how they are treated in school by their peers. It also shows how kids are viewed differently depending on their personalities. What I found most interesting is it doesn't matter if a person is homosexual, sometimes they are treated differently depending on how they present themselves rather than their sexual preference. You could have two kids in the same school both with homosexual tendencies and one could be treated fine while the other is treated as an outcast. This book is definitely one I would recommend, not just to the younger generation that are homosexual but to any of the younger generation that have bullied or have been bullied. It really does hit home and teaches some profound lessons on what it's like to be in both positions, as well as going in depth into the mind of both the bully and the victim. This is one of the issues today that has become more prominent and I very much feel this book gives great insight into the ongoing problem of bullying with our youth. Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
save a life. Stop bullying
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You need to know what people feel like inside what if you where the one being bullied i am glad your dad made you read this even if it didnt change your rotten mind you are cold blooded
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Save an life stop bullying.............u no people killed there self because of they could not take bullying anymore and they were trying to pick up there stuff and YOU kept MESSING WITH HER/HIM.The reason im writing these is because i been BULLYED since i been in 2 grade and now im in 7 but now they now they meds with me im going to step up to them so now its your turn toMAKE AN DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My dad made me read this because im a bully. I hate it. Gay peeps suck