But I also had a beautiful smile and a big heart. Bullying affects everyone and, as evidenced by some of the stories, the scars can sometimes last a lifetime. News of her bullying spread, eventually reaching two teenage girls from a neighboring town, sisters Emily and Sarah Buder. The majority of the book consists of copies of the letters that Olivia received and reveal the long-term effects of bullying both on the victim and the bully. I don't know why I picked this up, but I'm glad I did. These sisters show this very well by reaching out to Olivia, who they didn't even know, and being a friend to her and by helping her get through her tough times.
I grew up in a very small town, and I had always known and gone to school with the same kids. Any material that helps facilitate that goal is well worth a read. This book was alright to read. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Reviewed by Ace for TeensReadToo. I think this a great book to share with students who are struggling with bullying - either as the bully or the victim. The letters in this book are not just thrown on random pages but instead organized by the type of letter.
The people who actually were the bullies whe Reading this book was just what I expected, it's basically what the title is. I have learned along the way that being confident in myself, my values and what I stand for makes me my own unique person. In the book you are able to read some of the inspiring letters she recieved from mamy people who were on all different sides of bullying. I enjoyed the letters, especially from former bullies that felt huge guilt over being mean in the past. As word spread through the media and internet, letters flooded in from far beyond the Bay Area. It is difficult to comprehend why some people are moved to cruelty rather than compassion by the suffering of others, but this is an all-to-common occurance.
It was a sweet gesture that seemed so small. Then they encouraged all of their friends to write to her Their action lead to more and more people writing encouraging letters to Olivia. It was a very inspiring story that showed me that you can make a difference in someone else's life, just by being there for them, even if it's just through a letter. They changed her life forever. With this power comes those who choose to hide behind a screen because they are too coward to say the words out loud. My bullying story is from eighth grade, when I was thirteen years old.
Is it as bad or worse than regular in-person bullying? It's still just really hard for me to read books about bullied kids, honestly, so my thoughts are probably coming off as unnecessarily harsh. The girls were so shocked by Olivia's story that they initiated a letter-writing campaign to help lift her spirits and make her feel better. Nationwide, more than 4 in 10 teens have been victims of taunts and threats via social network Web sites such as MySpace and Facebook, instant messages and text messages from cell phones, according to a survey by the National Crime Prevention Council. The concept really took off and she got thousands of letters. And that same 8-year-old girl spent her lunches crying in the bathroom so no one would pour their drinks on her or videotape her eating to tease her. It had begun as small town campaign but grew to be worldwide and sparked websites, other campaigns, and now a book.
I defiantly agree with everything in this book. Eight years of my life where I saw no hope for a brighter future. Whether Olivia likes it or not, she helped bring attention to the widespread and tenacious problem of bullying in school hallways, on cell phones and in cyberspace. Bullying is a heartless crime and nobody should ever have to feel pain like all these people felt especially when they did nothing wrong to deserve this treatment. News of her bullying spread, eventually reaching two teenage girls from a neighboring town, sisters Emily and Sarah Buder.
After her friends shared it on their own pages and online, however, the letter went viral, making news across the globe as people were touched by Ryan's words. As a mother of a student in Middle School, and one soon on the way I will be encourgaing my own children to read this story. The author writing this story to summary all the letters from other people send to her. Those of us who were bullied and don't have successful lives and are still living with the pain as adults on a daily basis? Share Authorities interviewed the four students who were named in the letter, but did not find any conduct worthy of prosecution, he said. If some people had the same problem like Olivia so they can read it, include generations.
The letters they received were from those who had been victims themselves, former bullies, and bystanders who had witnes Olivia Gardner is a victim of bullying at her school. That make you feel so much better, if you interesting to those book like that, you probably will like this book. Olivia has rarely left home during the past year, and her mother is homeschooling her. Letters to a Bullied Girl examines our national bullying epidemic from a variety of angles and perspectives, and includes practical guidance from bullying expert Barbara Coloroso, author of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander. It is a very fast read since the whole book is compsed of letters to Oliva. The girls were so moved by Olivia's story that they initiated a letter-writing campaign to help lift her spirits.
This is a title I would have purchased in triplicate for my collection. I would recommend this book to people because the organization of the letters is easy to understand and the stories told not only show us different types of writing but similar stories that everyone can relate to. The book does a really good job of looking at all aspects of bullying such as bystanders and the bullies themselves. News of her bullying spread, eventually reaching two teenage girls from a neighboring town, sisters Emily and Sarah Buder. News of her bullying spread around the U.