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Every day after school, Tink is waiting at Ambush Corner to use Rocky for a punching bag. He can't tell his parents. His father will order him to stand up for himself and to fight back. His mother, worried that Rocky will break a finger and not be able to play his viola in the upcoming music competition, will forbid him to fight. What neither parent knows is that Rocky thi ...more
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Published November 1st 2011 by BookBaby (first published January 1st 1991)
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Laurie Cameron
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When Tink waits at the corner every day after school to pound on Rocky, Rocky knows what his father would advise him to do: stick up for himself. But Rocky has taken a non-violence vow and besides Tink is a girl. His father would tell him to never hit a girl. How can he get her to stop and still live up to his own moral principles?

The book is beautifully written with wonderful descriptions and vivid metaphors. The characters—Rocky’s older pugnacious sister, his friend Mario, a Mexican immigrant
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Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book the highest rating, not because it is extremely well written, but because it has enough of unpredictable twists and turns in it to justify such a rating. It's also about a very important and extremely timely topic, the problem of bullying. This is for youg people and is about bullying from a classmate. But most of the bullying takesplace off the school property, so it reminds the reader that it can happen anywhere. The 11-year-old target in this book has a commitment to non-viol ...more
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I am a former elementary school teacher with published books for children and young adults. I write nonfiction, biography, humorous, contemporary, and historical fiction for elementary and middle grade readers, and historical and contemporary young adult fiction.
You can read more about me at http://www.karencoombs.com or follow my blog about my book Bully at Ambush Corner at http://www.bullyatambu
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“I’m proud of you, son,” he said. “I guess it has finally sunk in that it’s important to stand up for yourself in this world.”
Rocky shook his head. “It’s more important to stand up for someone who can’t stand up for herself,” he had answered.
Rocky Ryan speaking with his father.”
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