Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Sorry I'm Not Sorry An Honest Look at Bullying from the Bully By Nancy Rue
Bullies aren't born mean-through the vicious cycle of mean, bullies are made.
According to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, one out of every four students is bullied-and 85% of these situations never receive intervention. Parents, students, and teachers have amped up solving the bullying problem for a networked generation of kids.
Written by bestselling author Nancy Rue, each book in the Mean Girl Makeover trilogy focuses on a different character's point of view: the bully, the victim, and the bystander. The books show solid biblical solutions to the bullying problem set in a story for tween girls.
Sorry I'm Not Sorry tells the story of Kylie Steppe, former queen bee of Gold Country Middle School. After bullying a fellow GCMS student, Kylie has been expelled-and she has to attend mandatory counseling. Without her posse to aid her and other peers to torment, Kylie focuses on the person who stole her GVMS popularity crown: Tori Taylor. As Kylie plots revenge on Tori, she attends therapy sessions, where she reveals a few details that might explain why she finds power in preying on her middle school peers. After a rough year with bullying backfire, will Kylie decide to become more empathetic with her peers?
It's hard for tweens to imagine why a bully acts the way she does. Sorry I'm Not Sorry shows girls that they hold the power to stop bullying through mutual understanding and acts of love.
Cassandra's Review- I really wish I had the whole trilogy because this is perfect for my older kids. We are a homeschooling family now, but it wasn't always like this. My kids endured the worst in the public school system and I felt that having this book in my house may make some of them feel a bit more intuned with why some people are so awful. One of my children actually had someone stick a pen behind his head on the school bus so that my child could rock into it and it stuck into his head. The school did nothing. Anyway back to this book. It is a great look into the thought of the bully.
About the Author
Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.
I received a complimentary copy.