I’m so excited that the second book from the Mean Girl Makeover series by Nancy Rue is now out! The author takes a serious look at bullying in the form of three fiction books from three different perspectives. The first book, So Not Okay, is told from the perspective of the bystander. The second book, You Can’t Sit With Us, is told from the perspective of the victim.
Ginger is a new girl at Gold Country Middle School, so the “Pack” led by Kylie, picks on her for no obvious reason other than her new girl status. The “Code” put together by Ginger and her friends, known as the Tribelet, brought an awareness to the bullying that was happening at their school. Everyone signed the code as a pledge to stop bullying, everyone, that is, except Kylie. She takes bullying to a whole new level when she turns to social media to spew her taunts online.
This is a heartwarming and eye opening perspective told from the victim, Ginger. Whether your child is a victim of bullying or not, chances are they have at least witnessed it. Did you know 1 in 4 kids are bullied at school? That’s a high percentage. This book helps to bring awareness around this very serious issue that our children face.
I have one copy of You Can’t Sit With Us up for giveaway courtesy of Tommy Nelson. Giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. Enter through Rafflecopter below!
To see a sampling of this book, click here!
Disclosure: I received a free copy of You Can’t Sit With Us from Tommy Nelson in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
The ReedsFebruary 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm
Jen, Georgia in Texas here. 😉 I feel like I've followed your blog for so long but I don't really know what your life looks like or what your up to. What is going on in your world? What does life look like for you guys right now?
Happy new year!
MaryAnneFebruary 2, 2015 at 3:54 am
I *really* hope my kids will talk to me if they are ever the victims of bullying. We talk about it a lot, and this book sounds like a good read for my Emma.
Elisa | blissfulEFebruary 7, 2015 at 12:40 pm
I think fiction is such a great way to approach this topic!