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I'm Only Human After All

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  64 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
What do you do if you find yourself suddenly, and without provocation, the target of high school aggression, relentless insults, and painful isolation? Such is the dilemma of teenager Alex Rogers, the main character in I'm Only Human After All, the thought-provoking, absorbing novel inspired by the real-life trials of the author by the same name. In this penetrating story, ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Createspace
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Sandra "Jeanz"
Nov 27, 2011 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book, it is the story of a young boy, Alex who has gone to school and inevitably ends up being bullied for no reason at all. He ignores the bullies. He is then asked to befriend another by who is new to the school, but that same boy ends up turning on Alex too. Alex just bravely faces all that the bullies throw at him, almost without any reaction. Alex is he middle one of three brothers. His older brother Jason seems so smart and is everything that Alex wishes he could be t ...more
Brad Davis
Sep 05, 2011 Brad Davis rated it it was amazing
Alex Rogers creates a powerful memoir in his book "I'm Only Human After All." While being a compelling work that demonstrates Roger's ability to manipulate words and their usage to connect with his readers on an emotional level, "Human" gets it's real power from being a true story that many people can relate to.

Following extreme bullying and harassment in his younger, High School years, Rogers sets out to change his own section of the world by conveying his story to a wider audience. Having bee
Devan Hariford
Sep 05, 2011 Devan Hariford rated it really liked it
"I'm Only Human After All" was a very quick read, but certainly not without its share of insight. The book details the author's last year of junior high and first two years of high school. Rogers tells us some problems he had to face, problems almost anyone can relate to in some way or another, and how he overcame them. Rogers' trials include filling his older brother's shoes, school bullying and isolation, and coping with physical and emotional displacement after a natural disaster, among some ...more
Jul 08, 2014 Lena rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people who like motivational books
Recommended to Lena by: the author
Received: From the author for review.

This was a cute little Indie book, a quick read, and well-edited. You won't find (m)any errors here. The book is about a high school kid being bullied. As most people who read my reviews know, i like 'issue' books for teens, so I agreed to review this for the author.

The book has a very casual tone, kind of like your buddy just sitting down to chat with you. If your buddy likes to wax philosophical A LOT and to preach motivating speeches at you. At first, the
Aug 24, 2011 Ariel rated it it was amazing
I'm Only Human After All is a compelling novel that is very relevant to current issues and problems occurring in today's society. This novel brings to the forefront the issue of bullying and a young man trying to find his way through life while facing a myriad of stumbling blocks along the way. I along with many other people can relate to Alex's struggle with bullying and I was truly amazed at how Alex was able to deal with the constant bullying and still keep his head held high. The reader is a ...more
Sep 06, 2011 Rubi rated it it was amazing
A book about deception, betrayal and overcoming obstacles in life, Alex Rodgers has created an empowering and thought provoking novel which grabs on the heart strings and exposes the issue of bullying which many young people face on a day to day basis.

Even with so many contrasting novels also tackling the issue of bullying, I felt that this novel stayed realistic and relevant without the need for exaggeration, which is probably down to the fact that Alex Rodgers based some of the scenarios on hi
Kara Barnes
Sep 05, 2011 Kara Barnes rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teachers or anyone looking for a good read
This book is a very enlightening story. It takes the reader through the daily life of a bullied student. The reader can hear the tormented thoughts that young Alex had to deal with as if they were experiencing those thoughts themselves.

Although I have never experienced bullying personally, I have seen its affects on people that are close to me. Bullying is a tough topic to talk about with other people, but Alex Rogers did a fantastic job of relaying his personal experience. I hope that other re
Katriel Anderson
May 08, 2014 Katriel Anderson rated it really liked it
I’m Only Human After All is a great book that follows the high school years of Alex Rogers. This non-fiction book accurately shows how stressful an average teenager’s life can be within the first couple years of high school. Alex is faced with many challenges such as bullying, friends, enemies, being self-conscious, and grades.
Alex is a new freshman at his high school and his friend for many years turned on him. He starts to get bullied, made fun of and left out. On top of that, Alex struggles
Jul 23, 2012 Jacqui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really touching story. It is really well written, my pet peeves are spelling and grammar, It was no issue with this book. The author conveyed a message that would touch any one in every walk of life. I was able to see life from someone else's perspective and it was refreshing.
DeAnna Kinney
Jul 17, 2012 DeAnna Kinney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off, the writing was wonderful. This story touched me so deeply. I found every part of it enjoyable, from his outlook on life, the way he looked up to his father, to his feeling for his big brother. I couldn't stop reading. Great job, Mr. Rogers.
Apr 21, 2012 Cameron rated it it was amazing
This book reveals to the reader the psychological struggles of the one who has been bullied. This story also allows the reader to become one with Alex, and experience the everyday process of being bullied.
Lee Harmon
Sep 25, 2013 Lee Harmon rated it really liked it
This is an autobiography of author Alex Rogers’ years in middle school and early high school. When presented to me for review, it was billed as a book about bullying, with a Christian flavor. I was intrigued, as combating bullying is a hot topic in many churches today.

I didn’t really find it very intense. The bullying, while certainly worse than anything I experienced in my school years, was not enough to send anyone all Columbine … and Alex didn’t face it totally by himself, nor was he totally
Annis (New Dimensions Reviews)


I'm Only Human After All, for me, consisted of two parts. The first half was a moving tale, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story that touched on themes a lot of people have dealt with in their lives: the confusion of going through puberty, feeling like you're grasping at straws just to be able to exist, searching for your identity, trying to do the right thing when you feel the odds are always against you.

I've been lucky to never have been bullied, I'm an only child so I don't
Nov 18, 2013 Lisa rated it it was ok
I knew this was a YA novel when I chose to read it but it never really took off. Very casual writing and very simple dialog. I liked Alex and his thoughts, feelings and beliefs and I believe this book is a very good tool to start a conversation for young children in school. More for elementary and early Jr High. Also, shows how some children (one of mine being one of them) can over think situations and cause their own problems. Be who you are and do not apologize for it. Find help when needed.
Mar 23, 2014 Bianca rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, free, 2014
This book gave quite an insight for those, that never experienced it: bullying.
It is about Alex, a teenage boy, that starts his first year on highschool. As the main topic of this book is his story of how he was bullied, you can imagine, that the new school didn't go so well for him. Thoughts and feelings are described, while cruel jokes of fellow students are pulled out on Alex.
It's a good book for young adults and parents as it's quite straightforward and realistic (of course, since it's based on the author's personal experience) about bullying and other adolescent issues.
But to me, a general adult, it appeared to be too simplistic and flat. It also needed better proofreading.
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Alex Rogers is a young visionary who has touched the lives of many through his writings. Alex is most recognized from his debut book series, The Empowerment Series, in which Alex shares his thoughts on various issues that affect young adults on a daily basis through the re-telling of his own personal experiences. Topics of the series include: bullying, self-esteem, stereotypes, finding your identi ...more
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“Too many people out there tell us what we can and cannot do but…they don’t know who we are, what’s put in us.” 80 likes
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