Bethie Gold is a made-up name for another author who writes some very different books. Boring books. Bethie is pretty much the fun side of the other author, and writes whatever she wants, when she wants. How cool is that?
Lucy Beats Her Bullyby Bethie Gold
Lucy Beats Her Bully is the newest in the series. A death in the family brings Lucy to northern New Jersey, back to her roots. There, she faces the ghosts of her past, in the form of a childhood bully. While Lucy's new fiancé, Ben, is conspicuously absent, Lucy’s friend Christina and various members of the family, including Lucy’s unique and
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Lucy Beats Her Bully is the newest in the series. A death in the family brings Lucy to northern New Jersey, back to her roots. There, she faces the ghosts of her past, in the form of a childhood bully. While Lucy's new fiancé, Ben, is conspicuously absent, Lucy’s friend Christina and various members of the family, including Lucy’s unique and endearing Aunt Jeannie, lend their support in this time of need. Lucy sees her extended family in a whole new light as events inevitably lead to a murder mystery that Lucy feels compelled to solve.
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- 292 KB
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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I have loved many books by this author, and was happy to see a new one, but what a disappointment. The loveable quirky Lucy was absent. It felt as if a different author wrote this one. One reviewer wrote that all the secondary characters had mental illness, and that everybody was married and cheating. That just is not true. Aunt Jeannie has schizophrenia and that is a major factor in the story, but it is portrayed in a sweet, soft way. The majority of the book was warm family moments. One thing that got on my nerves was the constant lectures about bullying. Not to other characters, but to the reader. That was the real objective here.
This 165 page free book is the second in a series. I did not read the first one and was exasperated by the many references to prior events. This murder mystery was well thought out. The murder did not occur for a long time. There was no blood or gore. There are obscene gestures and some mild violence. There are Jewish traditions and a bit of Jewish religion. The main characters are likable for the most part, but even they have rough edges. The reason I did not give this book four stars is because almost ALL the secondary characters have mental disabilities or are nuttier then a fruit cake. Several are in institutions or just getting out. While I harbor no bias against people who suffer in this manner, there were so many, it made this book unrealistic. Jeannie was my favorite character, she had the most personality, was smarter then given credit for, said what she meant and meant what she said. She also had a child like innocence and great gusto for life. There is also a lot of cheating between married and engaged couples in this novel. I doubt if I read the other books in this series. Not that this book is bad, there were just too many things which bothered me on a personal level. For readers 16 and up, chick lit. AD