Please Stop laughing at me
By Jodee Blanco
Jodee Blanco just wants to fit in like any other kid would. It all started when she volunteered for a special needs club in 5th grade. Marianne, was one of the special needs classmates that Jodee got very close with. Her best friend, Jo Ellen didn't like that. Jo Ellen influenced Jodee to stop hanging out with the "retards" otherwise, they could no longer be friends. Anyways, She went to multiple schools and still got picked on. No matter what she did. Things got so bad her parents thought she was going to get depressed so they forced her to go talk to Dr. Jack Graff a psychiatrist they hoped he could solve the problem. After that they moved went to another school, she became friends with her neighbors they were together basically the whole summer. But then the bullying came back. Just because she stood up for herself. Even on the school bus she got picked on. Jodee then became depressed. She was always in her room. Her depression got so bad she started hurting herself to the point she wanted to commit suicide. Towards the end of the book she goes to a high school reunion. She made a toast and realized the terror was over. She finally felt good about herself.
Conflict or Resolution
I thought this quote jumped out to me since a lot of friends use you or just are fake and when they notice what they did and say sorry about it you never know I they mean it. Jodee really made that stand out.
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