Sunday, July 21

Review: Bully by Penelope Douglas

Title: Bully
By: Penelope Douglas
Series: A Fall Away Novel
My Copy: Ebook from Author
Book Whisperer's Rating: 

My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all.

We're neighbors, and once, we were best friends. But then, one summer, he turned on me and has made it his mission to screw up my life at every opportunity. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to hide from him. I worried about what was around every corner and behind every door.

So I left.

I spent a year studying abroad and bathed in the freedom of life without Jared. Now I'm back to finish up high school and get the hell out of here forever. I'm hoping that after a year of breathing room, he's moved on and forgotten all about me.

But even if he hasn't changed, I have. I'm not interested in avoiding him or turning the other cheek anymore. We're going to go head to head, because neither of us wants to back down.

There is so much hype around Bully that of course Jackie and I had to read it.  Is all this hype worth it?  ABSOLUTELY!  One of the best books this year so far and I know that Jackie will say the same thing.  Please, check this book out.  As the reader, you get to experience all sorts of emotions that are written on these pages.  Douglas did such a wonderful job drawing me into Tate and Jared’s world. 

I loved Tate; I thought she was a strong female character at such a young age.  And, of course, at first I HATED Jared.  He was the absolute worst person ever.  Then his character opens up and it is a whole new ballgame regarding him. 

Such a perfect story for anyone (who is 17+) to read so go do it!

I do believe that Jared and Tate's story has permanently lodged my heart in my throat. This story was intriguing and creative. Not a minute does it lose your attention, and never will you find yourself bored. Watching every one of Jared's horrid actions toward Tate made me cringe and gasp. He is absolutely terrible to her, and it left me questioning the reality of a future for these characters. Color me surprised, when not only was this romance believable, but it was breath taking as well. This story was an unstoppable journey for me, and I only accomplished forcing myself to put it down once in the entire experience. Finishing in slightly over twenty-four hours I am I can't believe it is finished. Fortunately, I did come across the information that this is not to be the end of the story. I cannot wait for more of this story.

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