Bully: a True Story of High School Revenge
Bobby Kent was a bullya steroid-pumped 20-year-old who dominated his peers in their comfortable, middle-class Ft. Lauderdale beach community through psychological, physical and sexual abuse. But on a summer night in 1993, Bobby was lured to the edge of the Florida everglades with a promise of sex and drugs. . .and was never seen alive again. The tormentor had become the vi...more
Bully is the story of Buddy and Marty. The two are best friends, but Buddy dominates Marty fiercely. He hits him, teases him, and tortures him. That is, until Marty meets and starts dating Lisa. Lisa, fed up with her man being the target of Buddy's temper and wild mood swings, instigates an evil plot to murder Buddy. Before it is over she enlists seven teens (most of who do not even know Buddy) to p ...more
Heard the story, saw the ridiculous sex-based film, decided to read the book. Wow. The first thing that came to mind was, "How can people be so dumb?!" Rather than just ganging up on the guy and telling him where to go instead of allowing him to continue to be apart of -and allegedly control- their lives, they opted to brutally murder him without much thought. And quite literally ...more
I have not read any of the other reviews, so I'm going to just shoot from the hip.
This really is a commentary on the young adult society. It's a terrible thing to think that the monsters who murdered Bobby Kent (no angel himself, by the way) thought that they did nothing wrong. "I only stuck the knife in an inch!" one of the kids yelled. They didn't get it...they'll never get it. They were wrong, and thought nothing of it. What makes matters worse was the reactions of the paren ...more
Bobby's been humiliating, beating, and otherwise terrorizing his best friend, Marty Puccio, since they were little kids, and when he starts getting on the wrong side of Marty's girlfriend and some of her friends, the kids decide to kill him.
Naturally, Schutze had to theoriz ...more
Even worse than the amoral behavior of these kids is the way the parents reacted. All ...more
This book was such an easy read. The fact that it happened and is just so absurd what these kids do make it simple to breeze through. The author's way of describing what goes on and what they may have said fits completely. Way better than the movie. The pictures inside the book also show the damage to the one that was murdered and descriptions. It also includes the mug shots of all the kids involved. Although at the end when it says what they ended up bein ...more
also...loved the constant reminders that o ...more
P.S. I will be forwarding the book to my sister and then throwing it in the trash. (per her request)