Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman's Inspirational True Story by Jodee Blanco is a very moving book that took me back to feelings and memories that I had of when I was in high school. Although I was never bullied, I remember seeing kids being bullied and it is such a tragic thing for young ones to have to endure.
This book did bring fear to my mind as I think of my children growing up now and I pray that nothing like this happens to them or any other child for that matter. Kids can be so cruel and as parents we want to protect our children but Jodee's parents did go about everything the wrong way. The schools failed to recognize it. There needs to be serious consequences for bullies. I am very thankful that she has shared her story and is educating schools and others on how to handle bullying and how to get help, but I also feel that she needs to help herself get over her past. She needs to let go and quit playing the victim, and this book may be her way of doing so, but she will never be able to be completely satisfied in her life until moves on to the next chapter in her life.
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