The Bully (Bluford Series #5) [NOOK Book]

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Darrell Mercer, a 9th grader at Bluford High, is at the center of this story. Darrell and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year. Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully.
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The Bully (Bluford Series #5)

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Overview

Darrell Mercer, a 9th grader at Bluford High, is at the center of this story. Darrell and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year. Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013017887
  • Publisher: Townsend Press
  • Publication date: 8/20/2011
  • Series: Bluford Series , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 144,309
  • File size: 554 KB

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

    The Bully by KK Huffman

    The Bully is about Darrell Mercer and his experience with the school bully Tyray.Darrell's mother gets a job from her brother that offers her more money.The job requires her and her son to move from Philadelphiato California leaving all there friends behind.Darrell is know attending Bluford High which is were Tyray goes and he is making Drrells life at school misrable.Tyray is making Darrell pay him ten dollars every Friday so that he won't beat him up.Darrell finally gets sick of paying Tyray his mother's money so he joins the wrestling team to grow stronger and more confident.I loved the book The Bully and I recommend that everyone should read this book because it has a good moral.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

    The Bully

    Darrell Mercer has to move to California because his mom got a new job. He now has a new high sckool called Bluford High. Darrell makes a friend in the first few days he's there. Her name is Amberlynn and she's nice and Darrell likes her right away. But along with this new firend he makes a new enemy. His name is Tyray and he's already picking on Darrell. Every Friday Darrell must give Tyray his mothers money or Tyray will bully him even more than before. After a few weeks Darrell is getting angry and has had enough of Tyray. His teacher Mr. Mitchell sees what is happening and gives Darrell the book Hatchet. Darrell at first is frustrated and thinks "How is a book going to help me?". But then Darrell starts to read it and learns the main character is not so different then him. Darrell is inspiered and joins the wrestling team to become stronger and not feel so weak and powerless. Darrell has more incedints with Tyray, but one day in the cafeteria, everyting changes. Darrell stands up for himself and Tyray gets mad. Tyray charges Darrell , but he's ready. Darrell ueses his favorite wrestling move on Tyray. Tyray is lifted off the ground and yells "Put me down!". So, Darrell does what hes told and Tyray falls down and breaks his wrist. Tyray is susspended for three days and if Darrell does it agian he is susspended. I thought this book was ok.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    The Bully Bluford High

    Paul Langan is a great writer he brings a lot of feeling and emotion into his writing. His characters are easy to relate to real life because there are people that get bullied every day like Darnell. After Darrell Mercer and his mother move from Philadelphia to California in the middle of the school year, the ninth-grader quickly becomes a target for the freshman class bully, Tyray and his friends; Tyray forces Darnell to pay him every Friday 10 bucks and if he didn't get his money he threatened to hurt Darnell. It wasn't like it was when Darnell was back home in Philadelphia because his friends used to always fight his battles now he's alone and don't know what to do. Everywhere Darnell went Tyray followed just to bully him. Darnell was also trying to help his little cousin from getting bullied by his older brother; basically the book is about growing trust and confidence. Once you start reading this book it would be hard to stop its one of the best books I ever read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    You must cheak it out!!

    Darrell Mercer was moving to California from Philadelphia,because his mom did not have a good job to support both of them. Darrell said goodbye to his best friend Malik. Then, he returned to his home to pack his suitcase to leave early next morning. He did not even imagened that he was going to be bullied by a boy mamed Tyray
    at his new school.Tyray made Darell's life a living nightmare. But im not going to tell you the end so that you can cheak out the book and read it yourselfs. i really do recommend this book. It is really interesting and you just can't stop reading and reading until you finish the entire book. I hope you decide to cheak out this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2010

    They can't put these books down!

    I teach reading to 9th-12th grade high school students who are scoring at least 1 grade level lower than they they attend. It is very difficult to get them to pick up a book in the first place, let alone get them to actually finish a single book. They are unhappy to be in my class in the first place because they are embarrassed to be below level. All of my classes are currently devouring this series! They get so into the stories that they can't put the books down. When one student is looking for a book to read, the others start to recommend different Bluford books to them! Not only do they want to read these books, but they actually remember what they read and have their own little sidebar book talks about them! What a great investment!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

    The Bully By Gwynne Furches :)

    THe Bully is about a 15 year old boy named Darrell. Darrell and his mom are moving to Phillidaphia, because Darrell's uncle offered Darrell's mom a job that will pay more. Darrell is at a new school around new people, one he wish he never met, Tyray. Tyray is bullying Darrell and using him to get money. Untill one day Darrell desides to stand up for himself. I think the Bully was great!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

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    the bully by mallorie mathews =)

    the bully is about a boy who has to move to a whole different school. when he is there he meets a bully. he has to pay the bully his lunch money or it will get worse. when darrell trys out for wrestling he is beat in the first round but gets better. if you have not read this book then you need to. the book is fantastic

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

    The Bully

    Darrell Mercer has just moved from Philadelphia to California with his mom. Exactly on the first day he gets there, he incounters a bully named Tyray. Tyray has done so many cruel things to Darrell such as stuffing him into a trash can, tripping him and spilling his food onto him on purposely. In order for Darrell to gain his inner strength and confidence he joins the wrestling team. After he joins the wrestling team he starts to make friends for the first time. Soon after Darrell has been to many wrestling practices and is really good at it, he is sick and tired of Tyray and his bullying. He takes him down during lunch and does not have to deal with his bulling again. This was a really great book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2008

    The Bully

    This book is a really good one of the series. I actually think that it is the best of the bluford series. I think that this is the best book for children or most importantly young adults. This is more for young adults because most teens are going through problems with bullying. Its boys and girls and anyone can learn something from this book. Have you ever been getting bullied in any kind of way and you were the kid that did not want to tell your friends? If so, this is how Darrell feels. Even though the main character in the book is a boy, i still think that this book can help out with bullying problems. This book can also show that bullying does not always work. It can back fire on you or turn around you some kind of way. It gives kids hope that they can accomplish they're bullying problems. Overall this is an awesome book and i was encouraged to read it from my friends. I heard them talking about it and i did not know what was going on but it sounded interesting. That is why i read the book. This is a must-read!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Do Or Die

    Darrell is a 5'0 135 pound freshman in Philadelphia. Though he is small in size, he has great friends who willingly assist him. Just as life is going well for Darrell, his mother is fired. Luckily, Uncle Jason has found her a great job that pays well. The only thing is the job is in California. <BR/><BR/>Darrell finds that it's more than sun and fun in California as he daily comes up against Tyray Hobbs, a bully. While ducking and dodging and finding new routes to school, Darrell joins the wrestling team, which makes him stronger. Preparing for his confrontation with Tyray, he's certain that it won't be an easy feat. <BR/><BR/>Has this ended? Check out the continuation in The Gun. <BR/>Good for all ages. <BR/><BR/>Reviewed by: Diamond, age 14

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2008

    book thought

    well this was the first book that i read from the bluford series and it was the book that inspiared me to read more of them until now i have read the whole series but i wait desperately for the next book i love these books because it has everything . to me there the best type of book . i was never in to books that much i guess it would be because i had never found the right type of book for me but now that i found bluford i want to read everybook almost everyone in my last year class loved these books girls boys everyone we all always asked our teacher for those books this would also be because they are really realistic . well i cant wait for the next book .

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

    A Kid Confronting a bully

    I thought this book was really good. It was really good because it talks about confronting a bully. There was this young boy named Darrel Mercer. His dad died a few years ago. He lived with his mom in Philadelphia, but they are moving to California because Darrel's Uncle Jason is offering his mom a job in California. When they finally arrive in California, Darrel meets a kid his age named Tyray. Darrel thought he was nice, but Tyray was a bully. On Darrel's first day of school, his gym teacher tells him he should try out for the wrestling team. Darrel met this girl after school at the supermarket, her name is Amberlynn Bailey. They like each other, but Tyray embarrassed her so she stops hanging out with him for a while. Do you think Darrel should go home to Philadelphia or stay in California and confront Tyray? I would recommend this book to people who are getting bullied because this book teaches you to gain courage and confidence to confront a bully.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Bully have not read it yet but gettin' there.

    I think this book will be a good book for people that are getting bullied and bullies cause every body should knothat bulling is very wrong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    The Bully is a realistic fiction book written by Paul Langan tha

    The Bully is a realistic fiction book written by Paul Langan that captures the torment an African American teenage boy experiences after moving from Philadelphia to California. This book has multiple themes such as bullying experiences, high school, moving, and friendship. It is also apart of a series called The Bluford High series. Darrell Mercer did not want to leave his hometown in Philadelphia where all of his friends were in the beginning of his freshman year in high school. But when his Uncle Jason offers his mother a job with better pay that could give them a better life, his mother has no choice. His first encounters in California are just what he's afraid. He meets the boy that will torment him for most of the book, Tyray Hobbs. Tyray forces Darrell to give him the $10 his momma gives him for lunch, pushes him around, humiliates him, threatens to hurt him, and even pulls a knife on Darrell on the street. After reading a book called Hatchet that his English teacher gives him, Darrell builds up enough courage to join the wrestling team and talk to a nice, pretty girl in two of his classes, Amberlynn. For the most part I liked this book for the way it covered his entire life and how everything that happened built up to the end, but it was very slow at first and not very thrilling. The author's style of writing is very dramatic and emotion-filled. Overall the book was okay but definitely not in my top ten list of favorite books and I would not want to read it again.

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

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    ¿The Bully¿ by Paul Langan is a very inspiring story of a boy na

    “The Bully” by Paul Langan is a very inspiring story of a boy named Darrell Mercer and the problems he faces with the school bully. The theme of this book was very edgy and attention grabbing, just like most of the books from the Bluford Series. The setting first takes place in Philadelphia as Darrell and his buddy are taking their last walk together. Darrell informs him his buddy that his mom was offered another job by his uncle and they would be moving to California. However, when they arrived in California Darrell’s life was flipped upside down and everything changed for the worse. Before his first day of school he met a girl named Amberlynn who he was very attracted to and would later build a relationship with. As the new kid at Bluford Darrell was an easy target for the school bully, Tyray. Tyray tortured Darrell daily and made him pay ten dollars every Friday. The verbal, physical and mental abuse was becoming too much for Darrell to handle. Darrell joined the wrestling team in hopes to learn some self-defense moves so he wouldn’t have to put up with it any longer. Time passed the bullying continued until one Friday Darrell couldn’t do it any longer. He skipped straight past the market where he was supposed to meet Tyray and went to school. Tyray finally caught up with Darrell in the cafeteria and confronted him and Darrell refused to pay. A fight between the two boys broke and resulted with Tyray getting his wrist broken. This book was a great read that many teens can relate to. It doesn’t too often lose your attention and is actually quite entertaining. I like this novel because so many kids can relate to being bullied. I feel the book could be an inspiration for some people and boost them to stand up for themselves and not tolerate any abuse. I can honestly say I don’t have any dislikes. The writer’s style was very vivid and realistic as if he is just another teenager of everyday life. The ultimate conclusion was Darrell stood up for himself and defeated the bully to end all the trouble he had been receiving.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Good

    It is a good bokk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Great book

    This book i had to read and i loved it. This book is great for fifth grader and higher

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    The bully

    This has got to be one of my top books. It looked boring at first... but from page one, its defianatly a page turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Awesome Book

    I haad to read it for school as an assignment. At first, thought it wouldnt be good, but it was. I read it in one day and I couldnt put it down. Paul Langan even came to our school and signed my book. This is a great book! YOU SHOULD READ IT!!!!!













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  • Posted May 21, 2013

    The Bully is one other book i choose for open choice . I choose

    The Bully is one other book i choose for open choice . I choose this book because this stuff happens in real life . And these are the books i like reading . The Bully is about Darrell Mercer moving to the bluford area . In this book darrell is a fresman . Tyray Hobbs is the big boss at bluford and right when he sees darrell he targets him . Darrell dosent know what to do. he is smaller than tyray . Darrell is despretlly trying to find a solution to stop tyray from bullying him. This book is a good suspense story. I recommend it to anyone .

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