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The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
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Jan 26, 2011

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Read in January, 2011

The ending is upsetting, even though you feel like it shouldn't be. The girls make nice. But it just isn't the resolution you are hoping for. I guess the author did that on purpose. Otherwise, how much thought, would you really give such a book.

I think the most profound aspect of the story is that I've (and I'd imagine all readers) have at one point been a Wanda. The butt of someone's joke. A Peggy. You publicly tease someone without second thought on how much it breaks their heart. And possibly, the worst -- A Maddie. The girl who knows the bullying isn't right, but stands by and lets it happen anyway. Why? I guess because we, like Maddie, are afraid we'll be the next victim.

What an "easy" look into human behavior.
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