Monday, January 26, 2015

REVIEW: You Can't Sit With Us An Honest Look at Bullying from the Victim

Book Description

Bullying doesn't end in the hallway anymore-with a smartphone or tablet, it can happen anywhere.
According to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, one out of every four students is bullied-and 85% of these situations never receive intervention. Parents, students, and teachers alike have amped up discussions on how to solve the bullying problem for a networked generation of kids.
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 cyber bullying, 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.
About the Author
Nancy Rue is the best-selling author of more than 100 books for teens, tweens, and adults, two of which have won Christy Awards. Nancy is also a popular speaker and radio guest due to her expertise in tween, teen, and young women's issues. She and her husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now share their Tennessee lake home with two yellow labs.
My Review:
4 out of five stars 
I would like to start with this book was a huge hit in my home, I have a 9 year old who has been being bullied since 1st grade because of her being under weight, and for not being into sports. I started to read it out loud and only got to chapter three before she snatched it and started to read it. My daughter also is ADHD and to see her sit in one spot for an hour at a time reading made me so happy!
My daughter and I came together to give you our opinion of this book. 
The school has all the children sign an anti-bullying code and they have a system to address the bullies. Kylie refuses to sign the anti-bullying pledge and goes after Ginger in ways no one could ever imagine! Poor Ginger, weighted down with  negative thoughts, hand-me-down clothes, and not so perfect, bad home life, and not able to handle the attacks from Kylie and her friends on her own.  Scarred by fear and anxiety, Ginger tries to manage, but Kylie’s attacks and demands on her own. At her lowest, she wonders why God has left her alone to manage her problems.Inside this heart felt story are ways to make victims strong, to love themselves, and a strong message letting them know you can not handle bullying alone. The author also add's a  picture of how school administration, students, and parents work together to stop  the problem of bullying .

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