Please Stop Laughing At Me

Jodee Blanco

Summary

"Please Stop Laughing At Me" is a book about a girl named Jodee who got bullied for nonsense reasons. It all started in 5th grade when she volunteered with disabled children. She got teased because she hung out with different kids. Then there was the party in middle school. At this party her friends were making bad choices so Jodee told her mom. When this happened Jodee's "friends" started to harass her. Soon enough she became depressed and her parents wanted her to see someone but it didn't really help. Eventually she got out of high school and she was free from all of the bullying.

Jodee Blanco

Jodee was a very nice girl. She went out of her way to help people. Even though people bullied her she held her head up high. Her best friend all through 4th grade was Jo Ellen. Paul was also one of her friends that lived in the neighborhood and she could talk to him all the time.

Conflict/Solution

The problem Jodee faced was bullying. It was a character vs. character type of conflict. She never completely solved the problem but she tried to. One way she tried to solve it was by switching schools. The problems followed her.

Theme

The theme of this book is trying to tell you that bullying is not okay. It is a big problem in today's society and it needs to be fixed. Basically it's telling you not to be the bully or the bystander. If you're the bystander tell someone! If you are the victim stand up for yourself. Don't let the bully see that it's bothering you or else they will continue to bully you. The moral of this true story is that bullying does happen. Do something!

Textual Evidence

"When you're a victim of any kind of abuse, you can do one of two things. You can learn how to turn your pain into purpose and make a difference in the world, or you can allow it to extinguish the light inside you. (P.213)" This is my favorite quote in the book because it's really inspirational to people who may be dealing with the same problem that Jodee faced.

Book Review

I would definitely rate this book a 5/5! I recommend this to anybody who has or is dealing with bullying or anyone who is just looking for a good read. This is a very powerful and emotional story. I love it!