Please Stop Laughing at Me
Please Stop Laughing at Me, an autobiography by Jodee Blanco, is a book about her life from elementary to high school. The main subject in the book is school bullying. Jodee was constantly bullied at all of the schools she went to. At the start of the book, Jodee is a young girl that attends a Catholic school called Holy Ascension. There, Jodee is loved by many of her teachers, but not many of her classmates. She loved helping the kids with special needs, but was bullied by her classmates for doing so. Things started to escalate from there.
Jodee then started going to a middle school called Morgan Hills Academy. She met lots of new people and made it into the "popular" crowd for a little bit. She was very good friends with two girls named Callie and Debbie, until something happened at Callie's party, and the bullying began all over again. The bullying became so unbearable that she transferred to another school.
Jodee's parents started to think that she was becoming depressed, so they started taking her to a psychiatrist named Dr. Graff.
The new school she was going to attend was called Northwest Junior High. She was also in a brand-new house that had new people. She met kids named Emily, Sam, Greg, Jim, Rickie, Reese, Paul, and Kim there. They were always with each other every single day of summer. Unfortunately, the bullying started to happen again, just because Jodee stood up for what she thought was right. The bullying, once again, got so bad that she became very depressed.
One day, Jodee recieved a phone call from her dad, saying that her and her mother would be flying across the country to go to Santorini, Athens. There, she met three very kind young men. Their names were Niko, Yorgos, and Vangelle. She had an especially close relationship with Niko. Even once Jodee flew back home, they still kept in touch.
After graduation, Jodee was free from all of the torture and harassment she received. She no longer had to deal with any of that.