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Have you ever been bullied? Pushed around? Made fun of? Teased? I have. More times than I care to count. Kids, girls in particular, can be mean. But what should you do about it? You could:
A) Sit back and wait for it to go away on its own.
B) Give those bullies what they deserve–a spoonful of their own mean medicine.
C) Help become the solution just like the tribelet of girls from Gold Country Middle School.
If you said C (and I know you did), I think I have a book you’ll want to read.
What if they do all that stuff to us? That’s what I’m scared of.
~Ophelia, So Not Okay
So Not Okay, by Nancy Rue, tells the tale of Tori, a sixth grader who learns to stand up for what’s right… no matter how difficult it is. At first Tori and her friends, Winnie and Ophelia, just want Kylie and her clique, aka The Wolf Pack, to leave them alone. When new girl Ginger starts getting picked on, Tori’s just glad she’s not the target…at first. But when things turn ugly, and I mean really ugly, Tori finds she can no longer sit on the sidelines while Ginger gets gum in her hair and moldy cookies in her locker.
Will Tori lose her friendships with Opelia and Winnie by helping the new girl? Will The Pack start targeting her when she stands up for what’s right? The only way to find out is to read So Not Okay by Nancy Rue, May’s Tween Book of The Month!
I thought I was gonna have a hard time thinking of something for Lydia’s assignment…because nobody was ever really mean to me…Until just now.
~ Tori, So Not Okay
Why do I like and recommend So Not Okay by Nancy Rue?
A) Real characters in real situations. Nancy Rue has the tween girl voice and vocab down. The characters are relatable, even for a mom like me who hasn’t been in middle school for well over a decade (okay, okay, it’s closer to two decades, but not quite). Reading So Not Okay by Nancy Rue reminded me of what it was like to be bullied and picked on. So Not Okay is more than good fiction. It’s a story that will empower you to join the battle against bullying.
B) Loved the cover. Cute and pink and girly. This book grabbed my inner tween and shouted, “Read me! Read me!” before I even had a chance to read the back cover blurb.
C) A book for moms and daughters. The great thing about Nancy Rue’s books are that they are great for moms and daughters to read together. Life is tough. Nancy writes of girls going through those hard growing up phases. I liked that I could enjoy this book as much as my daughters will when they’re old enough. It’s the type of story that will open up great discussions. It’s not just fiction, it’s fiction with a purpose!
Win a copy of So Not Okay by Nancy Rue!
It’s your lucky day. Enter via the Rafflecopter through Saturday, May 31st. One random winner will be chosen to receive a copy of So Not Okay. The winner will be announced in my June newsletter (so make sure to subscribe using the form at the bottom of the page!). Thanks Tommy Nelson Mommy for sponsoring this great giveaway!
Tweens: Do you have experience with bullying? How does it make you feel? What do you think should be done about it?
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I received a copy of So Not Okay through the Tommy Nelson Mommy Program. I was not asked to write a positive review. All views and opinions expressed are solely and completely my own. I received no compensation other than a copy of the book featured in this post, which is mine to keep. This post also contains affiliate links. To learn more, please read my full policy.
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