Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mean Girl Makeover #2: You Can't Sit With Us - #sonotokay Book Review and Giveaway

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Book Synopsis:

Written by bestselling author, Nancy Rue, each book in the Mean Girl Makeover trilogy focuses on a different character’s point of view: the bully, the victim, and the bystander. The books, based on Scripture, show solid biblical solutions to the bullying problem set in a story for tween girls.

You Can’t Sit With Us tells the story of Ginger Hollingberry, a new sixth grader at Gold Country Middle School. Ginger has been the brunt of teasing and taunting from the queen bee of GCMS, Kylie Steppe, and her so-called Wolf Pack. Kylie and the Pack favor a new and especially hurtful medium of taunting: social networking. What follows is a candid look into the growing world of cruel cyberbullying, showing kids that bullying doesn’t always end at school—it can now follow you even into your home and torture 24 hours a day.

My Review:

Bullying isn't new but with the age of the Internet and social media, it's become more widespread.  It's a situation that should be addressed and never tolerated.

The second book in the Mean Girl Makeover trilogy, You Can't Sit With Us, takes readers inside a world where a school-aged girl is menaced, both at school and on the Internet.  Ginger is ridiculed from a group of girls, with the worst taunt talking about her dead mother.  Although a "Code" is in place to help protect the kids in school against bullying, it's much harder to handle when the harassment occurs outside of school.  In the end, all turns out well and Ginger learns a few things about friendship and herself.

You Can't Sit With Us is a fitting book for readers in middle school or high school.  It tells the perspective of an abusive situation from the victim's point-of-view.  Because it's told from the eyes of a sixth grader, the wording in the book is written very much like how a middle age student would think and speak.

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19 comments:

Vickie Couturier said...

I think we all know someone who has been bullied,my son is 40 now and when he was 9 or 10 they used to be so mean to him on the bus,,I told him,,just stay calm,,they are only trying to see if they can get you mad,,one of these days you will be bigger and it will stop,,and it did,,

katja9_10 said...

When I was in school, there were some kids that were bullied. But that was before the technology of today. I can't imagine what kids have to deal with now.

Les Johnson

Elaine said...

I do not currently know of anyone who is being bullied.

Renee said...

I think everyone has been bullied to some degree in their life. Unfortunately, today it can be so extreme and constant that some kids can't handle it. Very sad.

Sue Hull said...

I was bullied and beat up in my first year of high school. Bullying is so much worse these days by kids taking their own lives. It makes sad and mad. Schools and judges need to punish a kid(s) who cause a kid to take his/her life to the fullest. I know my niece would like to read this. Thank you for the great giveaway :)

Xty C said...

I'm fortunate enough to have no one that is being bullied

Robin Abrams said...

Yes my son was bullied in school.

Nancy said...

Our daughter was bullied on the bus in junior high.

Nancy
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slb3334 said...

I was bullied in high school because I was not a jock. Glad things have changed as school knew about it and did nothing.

Tyneisha said...

I've had friends who were bullied in school.

Jessica J said...

Im reviewing this book, I cant wait to get it to read with my daughter!

BellaC said...

Yes, I have been bullied in high school and it wasn't the best years of my life...

pmj said...

Yes, my daughter.

Mrs. Brown said...

Yes my nephew! It was awful for him to go through.

Linda Moffitt said...

Yes sadly My son and we are working on it with the Principals help right now

Lisa Pecora said...

I was bullied when i was younger.

Jeff Molnar said...

my daughter was bullied and it was very hard to deal with.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I'm fortunate enough to have no one that is being bullied

lilyk said...

no