"THE FIRST TEN LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL...more
1. We are here to help you.
2. You will have time to get to your class before the bell rings.
3. The dress code will be enforced.
4. No smoking is allowed on school grounds.
5. Our football team will win the championship this year.
6. We expect more of you here.
7. Guidance counselors are always available to listen.
8. Your schedule was created with you in mind.
9. Your locker combination is private.
10. These will be the years you look back on fo
This book should be a must read for all teenagers and their parents.
The stories are good but not as powerful as I had hoped. Even so, Jeff Erno still put together a great collection of short stories.
This collection of short stories focuses on the lives of gay teens and how they deal with being bullied. Bullying is a serious problem in our schools and believe it or not most school administrators are completely clueless about it. Whether they know it exists and ignore it or are not aware of it
I had a couple of concerns coming int ...more
This book played on every emotion, every single one of them. The strongest emotion I felt was anger; because there are so many young people going through these same issues that Jeff expresses so wonderfully in this book of short stories. He manages to capture everything in these stories, with an underlying of hope and most of all love. I cried through out reading the entire book, and I commend Jeff in sharing issues facing LGBT youth.
Jeff possesses a gift. A gift of connec ...more
It's been a lon ...more
Bullied is a collection of seven short stories about bullying. Each are unique unto themselves. Some are about the bullied kids, others about the bullies, some have a mixture of the two and also one from the POV of the mother. They are all woven together to create a wonderful book that I am so glad I read.
One thing I feel I must say is that not all of these end happily. Not all the characters move on from High School and life is perfect. It would not be honest if ...more
Let me start of with a warning: This book is written with a purpose, an agenda, and a message to get across. If you didn't know about all that from the name of the book or the blurb, then the Letter from the White House and the Introduction would give it away. If you somehow started reading without getting this point, then the amount of anti-bullying might surprise you, but really you have no one to blame but yourself.
Aside from the obvious agenda and one story, which seemed weaker than t ...more
10/18/2011 Between the Covers awards Bullied a five-star review http://creative-whimsy.blogspot.com/2...
10/8/2011 Fallen Angel Reviews awards five stars to Bullied and assigns "Recommended Read" status http://fallenangelreviews.com/2011/Se...
9/27/2011 Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club gave Bullied a great review and recommendation. http://greatmindsthinkaloud.tumblr.co...
9/20/2011 Bullied rec ...more
As a parent of a child who has always been unique, and bullied throughout his school years, I was very moved.
I cried at more than one of these short stories.
This is a book, that in my opinion should be required reading in all schools. It is simply, excellent.
Every story has a stirring of emotion in common. Whether it's rage at the in ...more
While short stories are not my favorite form of literature, I do think that this work is worthwhile reading that provides a valuable message. When I started this, I expected that it was an important read but was worried that the stories would be one sad tale after another. That expectation ...more
Interesting short stories about gay teenagers and their friends, family and classmates. It is a bit painful to read because it may be fiction, it is still what many gay teenagers face every day: bullying.
Now, the theme is great (bonus for that), but the short stories try too hard to sum up in a few words a large variety of homophobic acts and it shows. It gives a "fabricated" feel to the stories. Less would have been more.
In spite of that, I enjoyed reading this book.
Blending in Thre ...more
All short stories are perfectly written and have the potential to get under your skin, some of them even to shake you to the core.
Bullied makes you aware why bullying can happen: There are no black and white stories, with an evil thug and the poor victim you sympathize with. Jeff shows us bullying means more: It is an interaction between many people and when you look in the mirror you can see a person who most likely was part of bul ...more
The entire book was awesome, and each story is better than the las one, every character has something special.Even when i was reading and thinking "this has no sense" it does, and moves your feelings in wonderful ways.
For my this book means so much, because i'm that kind of bullied guy whom is feminine, but still been a human being; and this reminds me that im not alone, and that i have not to be ash ...more
Each story teaches you some kind of lesson. All the stories has happy ending except one. Few stories are hard to believe because characters were too good to be true. Even though, each story is unique in its own way. It also address multiple type of bullying. And stories not only questions the bully but also the bystanders, parents. It also throws light on victim's psychology.
I think I liked the last story very much ( about fat kid). But all stories are likeab ...more
Once again, Jeff Erno delivered a masterpiece.
Be prepared, the stories in this collection are very hard to get through. It took me a couple weeks to get ...more
This book was incredibly moving. It delves deep into several stories of being bullied and how hard it is on the younger generation today. The stories all relate to kids that are homosexual and how they are treated in school by their peers. It also shows how kids are viewed differently depending on their personalities. What I found most interesting is it doesn't matter if a person is homosexual, sometimes they are treated differently depending on how they present themselves ...more
Blending In: It's a sweet little story to kick off this book, with its share of intense moments.
Chuckie: Another sweet little story that comes with a great lesson and an engaging story flow.
Saved: This is my personal favorite. I think this is rather deep and certainly see ...more
You know I have a lot of opinions, but since this is for a good cause I’m going to hold my peace and just tell you to find out what you think of these stories for yourself. Within the first year of publishing the proceeds from this book are donated to charit ...more
É uma leitura agridoce porém, há a indignação e a impotência, e o desejo mal-contido de simplesmente fazê-lo parar, mesmo que seja uma história, mesmo que não seja algo "real", porque é extremamente real em sua ficção. Os personagens envolvidos nessas histórias estão espalhados pelo mundo afora, em diferentes localidades, com diferentes nomes e aparências, mas que padece ...more