Please Stop Laughing At Me

Author: Jodee Blanco

Summary

This is a summary on a book I read called “, Please Stop Laughing At Me.” This is about a girl name Jodee Blanco. She was bullied a lot in high school. It was horrible for her. She had to change schools because of all the bullying. Whenever she changes schools the same thing will happen. She got through a lot of the bullying by just ignoring it to the best of her ability. When she got out of school and was an adult she made a book which is the book that I read”, Please Stop Laughing At Me.” It was a great book and I strongly suggest you read it.

Jodee Blanco

Jodee had gone through a lot in her life. She has gone through bullying. A rare disease that made the bullying problem worst for her. After all of that stuff she was a very successful person. She made a book that is very good for people going through tough times.

Conflict

Jodee has a rare disease that made one of her breast larger than the other. This was bad because when she was in school, one of the bullies saw problem and told everyone. After that day the bullying got way worse because of that disease. A quote from Jodee is “You don't get to pick who you are in this life, but you can decide what you become.”

Theme

Do not let other people drag you down.

Textual Evidence

A powerful part of my book would be the fact that these friends that were great to her and not bullying her started to bully her. Those friends invited her to play some baseball and she was skeptical about going because of all the bullying but she went. When they started the game she was first to bat and the pitcher threw the ball right at her as hard as possible. Then when she looked over at her "friends" two of them mooned her. My favorite quote from the book would be “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”(Blanco #128). Because it explains how she felt.

Review

I'd rate this book a 4-5 because it was relatable to my life and how I got bullied in school but there were some moments I didn't like like the reason she was getting bullied.
Anti-Bullying Elementary School Video (Dunsford)