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. Please Stop Laughing at Me?: One Woman's Inspirational True Story is a 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.
When I was in grammar school, I was an awkward and clumsy child. I was constantly getting bullied and that lowered my self esteem until my mother confronted the bully and he stopped. I do not remember what she did but I was happy she helped me. I enjoyed the book. I was able to relate with the author and I was able to feel her emotions and fear. I do not understand how she put up with it for so many years and her parents or the school not helping her. Great book for parents and educators.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from FSB Associates for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.