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I Am Jack: Namaku Jack (I am Jack #1)

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Jack senang bersekolah. Ia suka belajar. George Hamel memanggil Jack Si tolol. Semua anak-anak di sekolah memanggil Jack si tolol. Jack berada dalam kesulitan besar… sekolah menjadi tempat yang semakin berbahaya. Tak seorang pun mau mendengarkannya. Sampai suatu hari... I Am Jack bercerita tentang anak-anak. Penindasan mampu mengucilkan dan menjadikan anak-anak korban. I A ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published January 2007 by Little Serambi (first published January 1st 2000)
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Dimity Powell
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-lit
Did I get bullied at school? (we called it getting teased back then)Damn straight I did. Pretty hard not to be when you don't fit into any particular 'norm'. The question of 'what is normal', is what makes I am Jack such a significant and refreshing book. It quietly insists that there is no 'norm'. Breezy humour works imperceptibly alongside Jack's serious BIG troubles to entertain, move and educate. The end message: bullying and bullies will not be tolerated. Period. I wish there had been books ...more
Jimmy Navy
Jul 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Liburan panjang selama berminggu-minggu membuat para pelajar dapat beristirahat sejenak dari rutinitas sekolah. Pelajaran, tugas-tugas, ulangan-ulangan, dan ujian sejenak terlupakan. Liburan ke luar kota menjadi pilihan terfavorit untuk sekedar mencari suasana baru dan me-recharge otak dan tenaga agar lebih segar. Namun liburan tidak akan berlangsung selamanya, karena mulai minggu depan para pelajar ini akan segera memasuki tahun ajaran baru. Tahun ajaran baru bisa saja berarti baju baru, buku b ...more
Nura
Mar 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm one of those who judge the book from its cover. Karena eh karena berjudi itu haram... halah, ngaco! Pertama liat buku ini udah bertahun yang lalu, sempet mo beli online, tapi stoknya abis, trus lupa deh... sampai akhirnya di IBF kemarin Serambi kasih diskon jadinya cuma 10rb saja. Yey... akhirnya punya juga.

Kembali ke masalah cover. Gambar covernya unik, warna jaketnya ungu pekat, trus ilustrasinya itu lho yang bikin muncul perasaan gue-harus-punya buku ini. he
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Sandra Stiles
Nov 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grades
Jack is like any other middle school student except he has a bit problem. There is a gruop of bullies at his school. Now he is afraid to go to school. The teachers don't seem to see what is happening. His friends are beginning to ignore him and he just can't tell his mom. She has enough problems on her hands without this. Jack holds these secrets in for so long he gets physically sick. Everyone misses the signs. He finds ways to hide, even if it means getting into trouble. His grades are droppin ...more
Jill Smith
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a great little book, and clearly worthy of the Children's Book Council of Australia Award of Notable Australian Children's Book.

I particularly liked how Susanne portrayed Jack as a boy who thought he had to handle the bulling problem on his own, he felt he was the problem. He was soon to discover he really needed the support of his family, friends, teachers and whole community to stand up to the jibes, name calling, trip ups and abuse. He was not the problem. He had to learn to show the
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ReSti
Feb 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Belinya ga sengaja heee... Lagi main2 ke toko buku yang selalu diskon, menemukannya buku ini di salah satu tumpukan buku yang harganya lagi miring banget ;) Menurut saya, buku ini perlu dibaca para orang tua, guru, murid-murid, hmmm...sebenarnya lebih tepat siapa pun patut baca :D Saya ga pinter bikin review jadi kasih komen saja tentang buku ini hehe... Apa yang diceritakan bu susanne, yang berdomisili di negara tetangga, menurut saya bisa terjadi di mana saja, kapan saja, disadari atau tidak.. ...more
Ashley Jacobson
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So emotional! It's written at an elementary school level, but it tugged at my heart strings as I read about Jack being bullied and over coming it. Great book to read together and learn from!
James
Feb 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All kids at school - especially those having trouble making friends
Recommended to James by: My Mum
I read this book when I was at school. I LOVED it!! I re-read it lots of times annow, as an adult, still hold it near to my heart!
Susanne Gervay
Aug 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Am Jack celebrates kids. Unique, valuable kids who deserve the right to take pride in their own special qualities. Bullying takes this right away from them.

In the context of family and school life, I Am Jack sensitively explores how bullying attacks the very basis of a child's self esteem. Bullying isolates and victimises children. I Am Jack shows them that they are not alone and that they can win against bullying.

I Am Jack is children's literature at its most effective. Beautifully written,
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Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Am Jack is a book about a boy who is picked on by the local bully at the elementary school he attends. The story is told from Jack's point of view. He doesn't understand why this is happening to him. What has he done to cause George Hamel to hate him so much? Is this because he beat a jock in a game of handball?

Susanne Gervay does a wonderful job of describing what Jack is going through. She wrote this story after her son, Jack, won his own battle with a local bully. In the book, Jack tried to
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