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Bullies like me by Lindy Zart

 
 

June 4, 2017

 

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Jeri’s Book Attic

 
 

 

 

Title :              Bullies like me

Author :           Lindy Zart

Series :            n/a

Release date :   December 27th 2016

Rating :          5 Stars

 

 

Blurb : If you can make it out of Enid High School alive, you can make it through anything.

 

Alexis is the new girl at school, and she’s ruthlessly bullied. Hopeless, and drowning in her present reality, she takes pills—lots of pills. She’s sent to a mental health facility, where she meets a boy. Only the boy can’t save her, and no one can save her from herself.

 

Nick has secrets. He wants to open up to Alexis, but there’s the dead boy who haunts him. In his dreams. While he’s awake. He wants to be brave, but he can’t tell her about his past, and he can’t leave the facility.

 

Melanie rules over the school, until a nobody named Lexie tries to disrupt her reign. She won’t allow that. She also can’t stop it. She plummets into notoriety, but she’s determined to take them all with her.

 

The girl, the boy, and their secrets.

 

 

Review :  My first thought when I heard that there was a new book by Lindy Zart

 

“I want to read it”

 

My second thought when I hear that there was a new book by Lindy Zart

 

“Be careful what you wish for”

 

Why? Because this author is not giving you a story to read. No – she seems to be able to look right into the mind of people. And you will never know her next move. From reading the Blurb you will never know what she will do to you.

 

You might end up in crying a river or smiling brightly. Only one thing is sure – “read and it will hurt” – good or bad hurt – you will only find out in the end. But before you will feel like she picked brains to write her story.

 

If you ask me what my first thought was after I finished reading “Bullies like me” by Lindy Zart, well that is easy .

 

It would be a wish…I wished that schools would put this book into the hands of … hmmm lets say 14? Or 15 year olds and tell them to read it. Younger would even be better but they would probably not get the deeper meaning.

 

And I am thankful… so thankful that that when I was 16 there was no twitter, facebook, instgram or any other social media, because I understand some of the things that this author said at the end of the book on a very personal level. I understand them far better than I should.

 

I refuse to give details on the story itself but the view points the author used were chosen very well. And even though some secrets were not so secret, I felt that that might have even been on purpose as it pulls the reader even deeper in the story.

 

Once you get to know the characters you can connect to them – and I mean ALL of them , the good, the bad and the ugly. The bad will still remain bad but the reader will start to understand how it became that way.

 

The whole story will enfold itself and present its picture to you – It will teach you –or at least I really hope it will teach you, which is why I would hope for this book to be read in schools. So far all of the books by this author that I read were not simply stories.

 

They were lectures , lectures that used the cover of being a romance novel to hide their true meaning. Quite clever actually – and I honestly never read a story on this subject until today – that transfers the reality on this subject so well from all sides.

 

The difference between aggressor and victim is ? what actually ? I think it is the one moment of clarity where that person sees the whole picture. And I hope that this moment will come early enough….

 

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