Saturday, January 4, 2014

Review : Bully

Bully by Penelope Douglas

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Abuse, Drama, Chick Lit
Age Group: Young Adult, New Adult
Pages : 290
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My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all.

We're neighbors, and once, we were best friends. But then, one summer, he turned on me and has made it his mission to screw up my life at every opportunity. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to hide from him. I worried about what was around every corner and behind every door.

So I left.

I spent a year studying abroad and bathed in the freedom of life without Jared. Now I'm back to finish up high school and get the hell out of here forever. I'm hoping that after a year of breathing room, he's moved on and forgotten all about me.

But even if he hasn't changed, I have. I'm not interested in avoiding him or turning the other cheek anymore. We're going to go head to head, because neither of us wants to back down.

My Thoughts:

"Sometimes it's the best medicine to be vulnerable, to let it all out and let him see how he's hurt you. Then you can say that you've tried."
Tate and Jared were once friends and something happened and it went downhill. For years now shes been bullied by the one person she could turn to. After a year in France the came back home a bit more confident. Now Tate isn't standing for any of Jared or his friends crap and will fight back.
"Acting like you don't care it not letting go. Isn't it about time you fought back?"
With how this book turned out I'm not even sure why I had waited this long to get to reading it. I loved this book. I pretty much devoured this book. I loved Tate's character was strong and at times I felt like she was fearless. Shes a girl not afraid to throw a punch when needed. I just really admired her character. A lot of us can understand what it feels like to be bullied in one form or another and I loved that Tate got over it a learned to get back. I thought it was interesting getting to know more of Jared's secrets of why he turned out. I can't wait to check out the next book to see his side of the story.

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