Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.But Robby grabs the note, and before Linda stops... show more
Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.But Robby grabs the note, and before Linda stops talking it has gone halfway around the room.That's where it all starts. There's something about Linda that makes a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they can go -- but nobody, least of all Jill, expects the fun to end where it does.A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
Publish date: August 1st 1986
Pages no: 152
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.