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Don't Peak at High School

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For the one in four Australian kids affected by bullying, the so-called ‘best days of your life’ can feel more like Guantanamo Bay for Teens. In Don’t Peak At High School, Australia’s most talented, successful and popular stars reveal how being bullied shaped their lives.

Surprisingly entertaining and thoroughly inspiring, this book will reassure teenagers and provide preci
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Paperback, 196 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Affirm Press
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Kathleen
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who don't fit in, and those forced to watch it happen
Recommended to Kathleen by: Cam
Probably liked this better for not knowing any of the featured writers who are major stars in Australia; they were just real folk to me. These are pretty incredible stories of kids who overcame the odds and wound up massively professionally successful if not privately all pulled back together. Which goes to reinforce that even though they're putting a decent roof over their heads, this stuff sticks emotionally for a long, long time. Wonderful and inspiring advice for kids who don't fit into soci ...more
Leah Veritay
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all school kids
Shelves: straya
I couldn't tell you how I came across this book but obviously I did somehow and I'm glad I did. Bullying will never go away but it could be reduced if more adults got involved and weren't so one-sided. I couldn't believe so many people I admire were contributors! Just goes to show that no matter who are, you can be bullied. Each story made me laugh and cry. It's definitely a lot easier to look back and see the bullies lacking something in some way but actually living through it is the hardest pa ...more
Cam
Oct 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Probably a three and a half stars read for me, extremely positive spin on being bullied and how it shaped these very talented people, sends a message that bullying can influence who you become in a good way, that the very survival of it makes you stronger, makes you independent, unique, & can potentially give you lifelong skills that are priceless.
However, knowing everything will be great in the end, doesn't exactly help you get through it. Not what I thought it would be, but the individual
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Connor Schmidt
Nov 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: high school boys
This book is about lot's of famous stars, as kids being bullied at school. This book gives their views, of their life when they were being bullied at school. Most of them now, wouldn't change a thing, because it made them resiliant and famous. They tell us, how they felt during this period of life and how they over came it. All of these bullied kids grew up, and became famous in different areas of our society, music, drama, comedy, TV hosts etc.


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