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While other kids were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was just trying to figure out how to get from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls.

This powerful, unforgettable memoir chronicles how one child was shunned — and sometimes physically abused — by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, why schools are often unable to prevent disaster, and how bullying has been misunderstood and mishandled by the mental health community.

You will be shocked, moved, and ultimately inspired by this harrowing tale of survival against insurmountable odds. This vivid story will open your eyes to the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying — and how all of us can make a difference in the lives of teens today.

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The author shares the cruelty that was heaped on her by her classmates when she was labled a freak in high school, describing what it meant to be an outcast among one's peers, the realities and consequences of bullying, and her struggle to overcome the torment.

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In her poignant work, Jodee Blanco tells how school became a frightening and painful place, where threats, humiliation, and assault were as much a part of her daily experience as bubblegum and lip-gloss were for others. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be an outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it wrong, why schools fail, and how bullying is both misunderstood and mishandled.

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This powerful memoir chronicles how one child was shunned--and sometimes physically abused--by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, and how bullying has been mishandled by the mental health community. Young Adult.

Table of Contents

Old ghosts come back to haunt me — Trying to soar on broken wings — Rainbows lost — Darkening skies — Struggling for air — Fagile hope — Glimpses of the swan — High school horrors — Discovering Atlantis — Freak show — An unexpected haven — The reconstructionist — The turning point — The reunion.

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William Bohrer, April 16, 2007 (view all comments by William Bohrer)
I thought this memoir might offer an interesting, fresh insight into the physical, psychological, and social trials of growing up "different" and "outcast", but by the end of this book I was extremely put off by the overwhelming self-righteousness that shone through.

What Ms. Blanco suffered from her peers was in many cases unforgivable, and that the administration of the schools she attended allowed the physical assaults to happen is criminal, to let them go unpunished is actionable, and that her parents did nothing is just sad - been there, got the t-shirt. But Jodee Blanco seems to suffer from a complete lack of self-examination at her role in contributing to the debacle that was her childhood. God knows, by the time I got to Jr. High, *I* certainly took a perverse delight in taunting my peers with my "freak" status. If you can't join em, at least give em the finger. And have the honesty to ADMIT that's what you're doing!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580628365
Author:
Blanco, Jodee
Publisher:
Adams Media Corporation
Location:
Avon, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Bullying
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Series Volume:
1658
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44x5.56x.89 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Adams Media Corporation - English 9781580628365 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author shares the cruelty that was heaped on her by her classmates when she was labled a freak in high school, describing what it meant to be an outcast among one's peers, the realities and consequences of bullying, and her struggle to overcome the torment.
"Synopsis" by , In her poignant work, Jodee Blanco tells how school became a frightening and painful place, where threats, humiliation, and assault were as much a part of her daily experience as bubblegum and lip-gloss were for others. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be an outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it wrong, why schools fail, and how bullying is both misunderstood and mishandled.
"Synopsis" by , This powerful memoir chronicles how one child was shunned--and sometimes physically abused--by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, and how bullying has been mishandled by the mental health community. Young Adult.
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