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The Bully (Sweet Valley Twins #19)

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A taste of his own medicine...

Dennis Cookman is the biggest bully at Sweet Valley Middle School. Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, along with the whole sixth grade, are trying to figure out what to do about him. When Dennis smashes Jimmy Underwood's bicycle, some of the kids feel he's gone too far.

Just because Dennis is bigger and older doesn't give him the right to pick on

Paperback, 104 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Bantam
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Tara Calaby
In these days of better bullying awareness, I think this story would've played out in a whole other way. Especially the bit that's basically a warning to kids not to tell their parents or a teacher.

I wonder how many caves in fiction are called Dead Man's Cave? I feel like it's more than a few.
Dec 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOOOOOVE this amazing book!!
Kristine Hansen
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Of course the middle school has a bully, and this one is a nasty one. Dennis picks on everyone indiscriminately to the point where they have to find a solution once and for all.

The hard part of this story is the deep truth - that telling an adult usually has bad consequences. This is a flaw in the system, and the adults needs to be aware of that. I had the exact same experience back in fifth grade. So the kids come up with their own plan to show him up for the coward that he is.

I like that the k
Who knew that a bully would stop his actions forever after spending just two minutes in a cave? Seems legit.

Also, where are everyone's parents in this book? Every kid is sneaking out on a school night to watch people sleep in caves, but their parents never notice? Oh Sweet Valley.
Apr 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
"That's when Ken Matthews comes up with the perfect dare that will expose Dennis Cookman as the coward that he really is." - one of those OMG THEY'RE ALL SO CRUEL types of books... remarkably enjoyable ;)
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-early-years
I really can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this series. Every twist, every turn, every adventure...
Jan 15, 2009 added it
Shelves: jar-fiction
From "Books I have read this summer" list that I found at home in NJ.
Apr 27, 2014 rated it liked it
In this one, everyone feels like the only way to deal with the school bully is to humiliate the hell out of him. Heartwarming
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Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can't remember what this book is about because it's been awhile since I read this book. but I do remember the cover of it.
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