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Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman's Inspirational Journey by By Jodee Blanco

Book Description

While other children were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was trying to figure out how to go from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls.

This powerful, unforgettable memoir chronicles how one child was shunned--and even physically abused--by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, why schools are often unable to prevent disaster, and how bullying has been misunderstood and mishandled by the mental health community.

You will be shocked, moved, and ultimately inspired by this harrowing tale of survival against insurmountable odds. This vivid story will open your eyes to the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying--and how all of us can make a difference in the lives of teens today.

My Comments:

I requested this book because I wanted to know more about bullying. There are more and more case of bullying reported in school  in this country and I wanted to find out more on what is the cause of it. Any prevention or how to avoid these case from happening.

From this book, I found that that bullying can happen for not much reason at all.  It can be a simple peer pressure or just that they don't like who you are friend with.

I am shocked at what Jodee Blanco had gone through trying to fit in with the popular crowd. The bullying was so bad till she had to change school. Although she said she managed to come in terms her past it when she attended her high school reunion but based on how this book is written, I feel that she had yet to fully let go of her past.

Would it have been better if she had not tried so hard to fit in? Maybe find her own group of friend?

My disappointment in this book is that it did not much solution on how to stop or prevent bulling from happen. Neither provide much information on how the school authorities could have helped. This books feels more like a memoirs instead of and inspirational book

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Rose April 30, 2011 at 6:54 PM  

Yeap, school bullying is getting serious nowadays. Some just like to bully you because they just want to, for no reason.

Small Kucing May 22, 2011 at 11:01 PM  


Yes, it's a terrible thing especially in the FB

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