Saturday, June 28, 2014
The Bullied (Book Review: Tease, Amanda Maciel)
We've all heard bullying stories. But in Amanda Maciel's book "Tease," we get the point of view of the bully. Sara was part of a group of students who bullied Emma, resulting to the latter killing herself. There are victims everywhere in cases like these, and this explores the mostly un-aired side. At first, I was resisting the character of Sara, because she is unapologetic and stubborn. But, the narrative is fleshed out so well that you accept her for her faults, and even her sins. You see her do a transformation, and in the end you can feel her sorrow, and her sadness. This is a book that will make you think. It will make you remember how life seemed so complicated at times, but in hindsight everything was so simple. This is a very brave and bold book, and I am glad I was able to experience it.