Greenlee Lynn Granger is about to find out how easily social media can be used as a malicious tool: a normal teen one day and ruined the next. Who knew a boy's affections would turn her life into such a nightmare? Becoming a designated 'project,' a joke in front of the whole school, turns Greenlee's life upside down. Relationships with her family and friends strained, she is forced to make mature decisions. Greenlee knows her choices will determine the future of her abusers. An emotional glimpse into the reality of cyberbullying. The Greenlee Project showcases the all-too-common anonymous and cruel betrayals of others through social media, of such magnitude that it devastates a young teen, her friends, family, and the community. Cyberbullying affects not just the victims, but everyone around them. After being the target of cyberbullying, what Greenlee does next is shocking.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Greenlee 1
Chapter 2 – Marianne 4
Chapter 3 – There’s nothing wrong. 7
Chapter 4 – Star Gazing. 10
Chapter 5 – Clay Monning. 15
Chapter 6 – New School 20
Chapter 7 – Greenlee 25
Chapter 8 – Laurel 33
Chapter 9 – Team Introductions 37
Chapter 10 – Check the Site 47
Chapter 11 – Can You Hang?. 54
Chapter 12 – Name It! 61
Chapter 13 – Phase 1. 68
Chapter 14 – Girls Will Be Girls 73
Chapter 15 – Golden’s Moving. 81
Chapter 16 – O.M.G! 86
Chapter 17 – Let’s talk. 93
Chapter 18 – Two at a Time 103
Chapter 19 – Party. 112
Chapter 20 – Added the Girl 121
Chapter 21 – Tonight’s Entertainment: Greenlee 132
Chapter 22 – Hurry up! 142
Chapter 23 – Malice in Action. 148
Chapter 24 – Laughingstock. 157
Chapter 25 – Action. 168
Chapter 26 – Let Me At Him! 174
Chapter 27 – End It! 186
Chapter 28 – Closure 190
About the Author 201
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite The Greenlee Project by Amanda thrasher is a brilliantly written story about a selected few students who are considered to be the B.P. (Beautiful People) who truly believe that it is they who run the high school that they attend in today's electronic society. The story begins with Greenlee Granger, a fourteen-year-old girl who is going through a huge social dilemma at school. After her father drops her off at school, instead of going inside, she decides to take a long ride on a public bus. Time doesn't seem to exist until she finally gets let off, God knows where, in a town 20 miles away. She finally gets back to reality and calls her father to pick her up. From here the story unfolds as you get to know her circle of friends and social status, as well as the cute new boy that just transferred to her school. Clay joins the football team because he was the star quarterback where he came from. Now he has to prove himself and make the team. When it comes time for him to be initiated, he is allowed to decide the ritual, and sets out to make it a memorable one, so he proposes "The Greenlee Project." The only people that can know about the initiation are his new team mates. That is until queen bee, Laurel, sets her sights on Clay as well. Amanda Thrasher does a superb job of describing the intense situations that arise when the elite crowd's attention is threatened by those that they feel are beneath them. Ms. Thrasher also delivers the pressures that the B.P. experience to maintain their status quo. All of her characters are well developed and, by the end of this powerful story, Amanda adds some unexpected surprises that really put a twist in the outcome. The Greenlee Project is an eye opening, powerfully written book that I highly recommend for teenagers, faculty, and parents. Well done!
I can never understand why people have to bully others. However, it seems to be more prevalent now that there is social media. I am so glad we did not have facebook when I was in high school! The internet was a few years old, and some of us were definitely in the early chatroom/messenger craze. There was still regular bullying going on, and now that this subject is being talked about more, I realize how often it was occurring. I felt so horrible for Greenlee because I knew something terrible was just around the corner. I flew through this book, hoping I was wrong! I liked how the first half of the book was about Greenlee trying to go back to school, and the second half explained what she went through and why she was having such a hard time going back to school in the beginning. I can definitely see why this book was a Gold recipient of The Mom's Choice Awards. I really liked how the parents were a part of the story too, and it showed how they had to deal with everything going on, on both sides of the story. I would recommend this for all preteens, teens, and parents to read. I think it would help open their eyes to this type of behavior and find out whether they are participating in this horrible deed or on their way to being a victim. They would also be more aware in order to help other friends who may have gone or are about to go through something similar. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars! Thank you to Lone Star Book Blog Tours, Amanda M. Thrasher and Rising Phoenix Press for providing me with a book copy in exchange for my honest review!
Any parent of a teen or tween should read this book and then have their age appropriate children read it. It's a thoughtful story that can give parents a real time "heads up" about social media and how our children are using it (a lot) - for good and bad. More importantly, it illustrates real situations that can go so good or so bad, so very quickly. And this story offers options for hope, resolution and reality to readers that contemplate doing or might be victims of cyber bullying.
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