By John Chapman on Aug 30, Wow!!! It should be required reading for all high school teachers. Jeff has out done himself in this book. Every story will remind you of yourself or someone you know.
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Tormented, ridiculed, and beaten—simply for being who they are—these teens face alienation, humiliation, and even the explicit assertion that they have somehow brought this upon themselves, that they should just blend in. Bullied is a series of short stories exploring the world of these teens from several different viewpoints: the victim, the bully, the gay bystander, the straight friend, the concerned parent.
Jonathan, a Christian fundamentalist, must weigh the Bible against peer pressure and what he knows is right when he discovers his childhood friend is gay. Bully victim Chase finds an unexpected ally in a brave fellow student.
A single mom struggles to accept the reality that her only son is gay. Two tough gay teens are forced to confront their own inner demons when tragedy befalls a classmate they failed to help. And overweight Kirby finds the strength of character to make a friend, which leads to a lifestyle change and a chance at love.
Each character grows as an individual as he or she comes to terms with what it means to be a gay teenager in America. These stories may be fiction, but they felt quite real to me. They made me think, broke my heart, and reminded me that while the teenaged years may be a carefree time for some young people, this time can spell darkness and torment for others. Hopefully, collections such as Bullied can help raise public awareness of this issue, because we must first acknowledge that the problem exists before we can addresses the terrible harm that it does.
Excellent job, Mr. Bobby D. People make mistakes and yes, the issue of teen suicide is addressed very directly as well consider that a trigger warning , but characters also learn important lessons, become brave despite personal costs, and even overcome their biases It is refreshing to see such topics treated both realistically and hopefully, which is what really makes this collection worth owning and reading and sharing with others.
We all should be as brave as our author here. His stories are very real and deal with problems that are too real. The book is like a floodlight in a wilderness showing us how to leave the area and find new hope and understanding.
Together we can out an end to bullying and one way to do this is to have more books like this. Everything about this book is excellent and I must also compliment the cover. It made me want to make a difference in the world, or at least my part of it. It made me want to support my friends instead of teasing and mocking, which comes so easily.
Alex W. The story had a very young adult feel to it, and indeed, while the topic is heavy and serious, the book could easily be classified as young adult. But it was that tone and feel which made this story come alive. For bullying affects us all, but teenagers are the ones who are faced with the burden of dealing with the heart-wrenching pain while inequipped with years of experience and maturity to guide them through the difficult times. Overall, the message of Bullied is positive and filled with hope.
Though we read it in the papers, through his writing Mr. Erno allows us to feel the despair, the pain, the hatred, and every other imaginable emotion. May we soon see that day when no child has to fear. The stories all offer hope for the kids and maybe parents can take away a little better understanding of the things their "out" kids have to go through day in and day out. I grew up in a different generation and the recourses for gay teens were still years away.
Randy W. From the bully, to the victim, or the mom trying to wrap her mind around her son being gay. It was like reading a story about real people, and their struggles. Though you might think. Man, this book sounds depressing. This book mostly is about friendship, love and the power to overcome all. I was so afraid that these stories would leave me feeling depressed but instead they left me with hope. Thanks Jeff for such an enjoyable read. As well as being about bullying, the stories are also about the struggles that teenagers face in school, in their friendships and in their relationships with adults.
It would the ideal book to give to a teenager who is struggling with bullying. Many adults turn a blind eye if the bullies are popular instead of protecting the victim. I for one hope that this book and others like it can become recommended reading in schools to prevent the fear and isolation that the victims feel.
To make matters worse, though, he has a really hard day when he falls victim to an episode of merciless bullying in gym class.
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Erno allows us to feel the despair, errno pain, the hatred, and every other imaginable emotion. Bullied by Jeff Erno To make matters worse, though, he has a really hard day when he falls victim to ieff episode of merciless bullying in gym class. Because it is an eye opener as to what young gay people have to endure from their peers growing up, if they are one bit different from everyone else. I cried at more than one of these short stories. Caught in the Middle. Jonathan, a Christian fundamentalist, must weigh the Bible against peer pressure and what he knows is right when he discovers his childhood friend is gay.
“Bullied” by Jeff Erno— Looking at Bullying
Erno, Jeff. Looking at Bullying Amos Lassen All of us are aware of the devastating results of bullying and we have had an awful year with what has happened to several of the younger community in the last year. When a young man or woman is already marginalized by society, bulling can be what pushes him over the edge. Jeff Erno looks at bullying in his new book and shows us just how terrible and even fatal it can be. We become really aware of the damage that hate and fear can do and the writer dedicates the book to the many who have suffered from bullying and I am sure that all of us will find relatable and interesting ideas here. The time has come to be not only aware but ready to step in should we see bullying.
Vik The narrator of this book, Jeff, is a very introspective guy and he is writing from the perspective of an adult looking back talking about a record player as being like a modern CD changer, for example. The review must be at least 50 characters long. The story centers around Jeff. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. It made for a really difficult listening experience. It was well done, even if you want to smack the mother around which bulled the point.