Please Stop Laughing at me

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Summary

When Jodee Blanco was in high school her main priority wasn't to pass her classes it was trying to survive the endless beatings and name calling that was placed upon her by her peers. This book lets you become emerged in the horrors of Jodees life in one book. Also you will see the extents that her parents go to to try and get help for their daughter. Because of all the torture she is put through Jodee falls into severe depression. As she struggles with her depression it seems like there is no hope left. What Jodee is doing isn't living its struggling to stay alive.

Character Analyasis

Jodee Is a smart young girl who has a problem with fitting in. Whenever she gets new friends she always sticks her neck out for someone which gets her made fun of. She loves to learn and expand her horizons. Also Jodee loves to act and prepare and perform speeches. She had a mom and a dad but no brothers or sisters.
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Conflict/Resolution

Character vs character. Jodees peers are beating her and calling her names. The resolution to her problem is to stay at school and graduate to show them how strong she could be. this is an example of conflict in the book. “They grabbed my hands and feet and dragged me across the parking lot behind the main campus chanting,”We're going to kill you. p.67”

Theme


running away from your problems won't fix them. “The Next month, I was enrolled at Morgan Hills Academy, a private school for the “intellectually and artistically gifted. p.42” this is an example of how jody ran away from her first school to a new one but she was still bullied at Morgan hills to

Textual evidence

“What a desperate, pathetic fool I was. Time after time, my "friends" had shown me their true colors. Yet, I still wanted to believe they were sorry for causing me pain. p. 128”

Book review

I would rate this book 4-5 stars. I believe it deserves this rating because it is a very well written book and It kept you captivated while you where reading it. Also you could feel yourself in the pages rooting for Jodee to finally maintain a friendship. The only problem I had with the book was that it was very repetitive. every chapter was that she went to a new school got bullied complained about it kept getting bullied than it was on to the next school.
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