Please Stop Laughing At Me

By: Jodee Blanco -- Jordyn MIley 4

Summary-

A girl named Jodee spent her elementary days helping special needs kids at her school, where she met a girl named Marianne. Jodee and Marianne had became close and started to hang out out of school. Jo Ellen didn't like the fact they hung out, things had escalated until jodee decided she needed a fresh start elsewhere. It had taken Jodee two schools where she was repeatedly bullied and harassed. Jodee had always been depressed her house was her only safe place until she graduated. It had been 20 years and the reunion had been approaching fast. Jodee was not ready to see everyone, she has questioned they would even remember the pain she had went through. Jodee was strong, and tried to look at the positive side, Jodee had made it big.

Jodee Blanco description-

Jodee Blanco in the book "please stop laughing at me" is featured as the main character, The book is written entirely in her perceptive. Jodee is a strong, smart and brave girl who had to deal with a lot of stuff she didn't deserve. She was quiet and shy around people she met/just new in general. Jodee's parents tried to be as supportive as they could, attempting to get her all the help she needed, But will never truly understand what was going on.

What can you learn for "Please stop laughing at me"?

Theme

The theme of "please stop laughing at me" is to never let people get the best of you. No one should be treated the way that Jodee's peers treated her. She tried to make the best of it, ignoring it and pushing through her high schools years and wrote a book on her experience. She didn't let anyone get to her and she made something out of herself, by showing people there not alone.

A powerful quote

My favorite quote mentioned in the book is "you don't get to pick who you are in this life, but you can decide what you become". I think this quote is important to know because in your life you may experience a lot of battles but it will always get better and you can always change what's happening.

Conflict/ Resolution

The conflict Jodee faces is character vs. character. The characters she is facing is her peers at the schools she goes to. They physically and mentally abused her for no reason other than sticking up for themselves.


Jodee's solution to her problem is she tries to move schools and make new friends, and when that didn't work for her she decided to push though for her last years and trying to keep herself on the down low and not say anything.

Recommendation-

Should you read "please stop laughing at me"? Yes i would rate this book a 5/5 stars and i would recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it. This book teaches a really amazing lesson on bullying and how it can affect someone in the present and future. It also shows you should never give up on your dreams and if things are hard to keep pushing through until it gets better.

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