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Journal of a Schoolyard Bully: Cyberbully [NOOK Book]

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In the tradition of the mega successful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and DORK DIARIES, JOURNAL OF A SCHOOLYARD BULLY: Cyberbully by Farley Katz chronicles the life of Niko Taylor, habitual trouble-maker.  For the second time in the series, Niko Kayler makes a triumphant return from bully rehab and must once again right his wrongs—but what happ ens when the tables are turned?  

 

After his mom transfers jobs and towns, Niko Kayler, notorious calculating bully, gets a...

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Overview


In the tradition of the mega successful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and DORK DIARIES, JOURNAL OF A SCHOOLYARD BULLY: Cyberbully by Farley Katz chronicles the life of Niko Taylor, habitual trouble-maker.  For the second time in the series, Niko Kayler makes a triumphant return from bully rehab and must once again right his wrongs—but what happ ens when the tables are turned?  

 

After his mom transfers jobs and towns, Niko Kayler, notorious calculating bully, gets a second chance to be good, or be evil. Though he tries to contain himself, Niko stumbles onto the world of cyber bullying, harnessing the power of cell phones, facebook, and some technology he invents to covertly torture his fellow classmates. Things seem to be going well for Niko until the technology is turned against him and Niko learns what it's like to be on the wrong side of the cyber bullying.

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"For older readers looking for a humorous escape from the classic literature assigned in school, Journal of the Schoolyard Bully: Cyber Bully just might be the release they need."

—VOYA

VOYA - Ursula Adams
Following the successful trend of comic-style books such Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Dork Diaries, MAD Magazine cartoonist, Farley Katz, enters the field with his Journal of a Schoolyard Bully series. Cyber Bully is the second in the series followed by Notes on Noogies, Wetwillies and Wedgies. The debut book was quite popular with the Wimpy Kid followers and this second offering continues to build upon that trend. The book tracks the adventures of the protagonist and bully, Niko Kayler. At the book's start, Niko feels that he can get a fresh beginning when he and his mother relocate and he switches schools. The temptation to bully overwhelms him again, however, and this time he delves into bullying through technology—cyberbullying. The book contains some laugh-out-loud moments as Niko goes from scenario to scenario in his bullying efforts. While bullying is never funny, Katz presents it in a light-hearted way that causes a chuckle. The reader realizes the severity of the situation but cannot help but side with the protagonist and go along for the ride. The themes of the Schoolyard Bully books are most definitely more mature in nature than other books in its genre and are not appropriate for younger readers. But for older readers looking for a humorous escape from the classic literature assigned in school, Journal of the Schoolyard Bully: Cyber Bully just might be the release they need. Reviewer: Ursula Adams
VOYA - Paisley Adams
Fans of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be disappointed in Journal of a Schoolyard Bully: Cyber Bully. Although this series is written for older readers, it possesses a lot of crude humor that is not entertaining. While the book might garner a few laughs now and then, it does not provide overall enjoyment on the level of other books within the genre. While books in this genre are typically aimed at reluctant readers, Cyber Bully is written for mature readers who are past that reluctant stage. Crudeness aside, some readers may view this as a fun read and enjoy it purely on that level. 3Q, 3P. Reviewer: Paisley Adams, Teen Reviewer
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—In this sequel to Journal of a Schoolyard Bully (St. Martin's, 2011), Nico Kaylor has relocated to Boulder, Colorado, with his single mom and younger brother, Alex. He plots to terrorize the classmates in his New Age school, but has learned from his past mistakes and tries to avoid getting caught. He obtains a part-time job at an electronics store where the owner pays him in disposable cell phones, allowing him to text-errorize both his classmates and teachers anonymously. Eventually seeking new ways to effect his self-designated role as class bully, Nico eventually moves on to the computer as a means to intimidate his peers. Alex, however, has learned from his brother's example and hatches a plot to expose his cyberbullying and end his reign of terror. This illustrated novel, presented as a kind of a diary and sketch pad all in one, fails to establish any kind of justifiable rationale for its main character's obsession with bullying. While his father is absent and subsequent vague references to him not really caring about Nico are implied, the boy nevertheless seems to come from a stable home with a mother who cares enough to send him to a therapist and a brother who, despite the constant punishment he receives at the hands of his older brother, continues to talk and interact with him. With a slew of underdeveloped supporting characters that are easily forgettable, this title sadly falls short of its intended mark.—Ryan P. Donovan, New York Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
More unredeemed middle school monkeyshines and satire from the bully's point of view in an occasionally humorous sequel. Niko Kayler, fat, unhappy and addicted to causing pain and suffering wherever he goes, lasts only a day or two in his new Boulder school (the Organic School for Local Children) before he starts looking for a way to bully and not get caught. Refusing to take calming medication given him by his new psychiatrist--"I am not a Scientologist--I'm not necessarily against psychiatric medicine, but why alter what's perfect?"--self-absorbed Niko nevertheless keeps a journal, as prescribed. He barters work at Radio Shack in exchange for cellphones (in a nod to Breaking Bad); he uses them to send terrorizing texts and then, well, as he is Niko, literally burns them. When he bumps up his game to Internet-based anonymous bullying, Niko's shared discovery of techniques becomes a viral video recorded by Alex, his long-suffering sibling--once again heaping humiliation on Niko, hoist by his own petard. Katz's manic narrative voice for Niko is mostly furious, arrogant and, yes, mildly funny, with occasional glimpses of the sad boy beneath it all, while the many line drawings accompanying his journal look authentically adolescent. It's a slog to the dubiously upbeat resolution (Niko realizing where salvation lies on the one hand and vowing a bullying comeback on the other), but that could be because, like Niko, his journal isn't sure just what it wants to be. (Fiction. 12-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250021632
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: Journal of a Schoolyard Bully
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 476,808
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author


At twenty-seven, FARLEY KATZ is the youngest staff cartoonist for The New Yorker, where he's published more than fifty cartoons. Last year he wrote and edited The New Yorker's comedy blog, The Cartoon Lounge. He's written jokes and drawn cartoons for Mad Magazine, Saturday Night Live, and The Harvard Lampoon, where he was an editor in college. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles where he developed a comedy pilot for Endemol, and wrote and directed for Budweiser’s Bud T.V. His work has appeared on Eater.com and in Narrative magazine. He lives in New York City where he writes and draws the webcomic Kids Are Dumb.
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    Posted November 12, 2012

    Vic

    Wow i preorder the about 6 month ago pand never got it

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    Posted November 12, 2013

    TO BELOW

    Once upon a time I got wedgied. THE END.

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    Wedgie story

    Someine tell me their worst most embarrassing wedgie story EVER!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted April 2, 2013

    Where is nc17 version

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    Really good

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