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Preview — Beauty and the Bully by Andy Behrens
Beauty and the Bully
How will garage band front man Duncan ever get the attention of his goddess like classmate Carly, who's so busy trying to save the world that she won't even look in his direction? An idea hits him, literally: when Duncan accidentally bruises himself, Carly wants to know who punched him, and vows to take care of poor widdle Dunky. But...more
The book Beauty and the Bully, by Andy Behrens, is a realistic fiction novel that is trying to teach it's readers to be their self. It's about a boy named Duncan who has a huge crush on a save-the-world type of girl named Carly Garfield. He thinks she is the most perfect girl in the world; the only problem is she barely knows that he exists. That all changes when one day Duncan gets in an accident in his garage involving some of his band equipment; he is left with cuts and bruises all ...more
Duncan Boone is non-existent as far as Carly Garfield is concerned. Duncan has been pining over Carly for years. He has even gone so far as to manage an intricate locker swap to wind up next to Carly. But it isn't until his friend, Jess, throws something at him in his garage that causes stuff on the shelving unit above him to come crashing down on him, does Carly notice Duncan.
Carly likes causes. Her current cause is TARTS (Teens Against Rodent Test Studie ...more
I read this book a long time ago so this review is actually a collection of thoughts and feelings that still linger from the mind of sixteen year-old me. Having said that; I really enjoyed it.
It was funny with comical punchlines and I loved how the love triangle ending wasn't totally as expected. The main characters were pretty well-written but, at times, fell a little flat and the story was very high-school, cheery, YOLO sort but, then again, it's a high school novel written for p ...more