Publish date: 2006
Publisher: MacMillan Children's Books
Pages no: 127
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Banned Books
This is one of those terrifying books that is eye-opening in the most horrifying ways because it happens all the time. Even though this book was written in the 1970s, it is still sadly very relevant today. Bullying has changed a lot since the book was written, but it is still very widespread. The bu...
I thought this was written especially for my "awkward stage"...
Jill is an ostensibly innocent spectator to her friend Caroline and several others bullying Linda, a fat girl. This goes on for most of the book, with Caroline constantly proving herself a more fearsome, expert bullier than anyone I've ever met in life. (Boys, teenagers, and TSA personnel included)...
I don't remember much about this despite having read it numerous times, except Linda spray-painting her boots to make her Halloween costume. I carry a general impression that I liked it a lot 25 years ago, and probably identified with Linda quite a bit.
Wow, this book is creepier and meaner than I thought it would be. Also, the lead character is a bitch.I loved it.