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Book Review: How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying by Scott Starkey

Jan 24, 2012

Rodney Rathbone finds himself the king of the hill in How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying by Scott Starkey. Kidzworld has the book review.

Bad News Bully

Rodney Rathbone, self-admitted coward, had been dreading the first day of his new school all summer long. But when he meets Josh, the nastiest bully in school history on the bus, fear becomes reality.

When Josh is hit with a stray baseball and the entire school thinks Rodney did it, Rodney develops a superhuman reputation that is soon known all over. Rodney tries to tell his new friends that he is just lucky, not all-powerful, but no one wants to believe him. As the stories of Rodney’s heroics take on a life of their own, Rodney discovers that it’s much harder to maintain a reputation than it is to create one.

Can Rodney steer clear of the bully, make real friends in his new school and graduate from elementary school in one piece? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

No Name Calling Week

Have you ever been the new kid at school? Do you know what it’s like to be bullied, or maybe even be the bully? Scott Starkey’s main character is one that everyone can relate to! He’s just a normal kid who deals with the good and bad friendships every kid has at school. Since January 23 – 27 is No Name Calling Week, it’s an important time to think about the way your words and actions affect others.

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Ahh, I love this so much! ♥♥  It's so kind of you to want to send a nice message to people, even the ones you don't know. Everyone needs to know that they matter. If you weren't supposed to exist, you wouldn't. You're a fantastic person, OP. ♡
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here is my inspirational message I guess haha- You are all incredibly beautiful and needed on this planet.  Always remember that.  Look in the mirror and smile at yourself.  Who wouldn't miss that gorgeous smile?  I know this may sound fake, but this message needs to be heard.  Now sit down and think of what life could be.  Imagine never waking up one more time to see one more sunset, to not laugh at something again, to never see a face that you know cares for you.  Now, what makes you special?  Nothing else could replace that part of you.  Literally nothing.  You have a completely different genetic makeup than anyone, not that this post is abut science or anything.  So don't think you'd be better off dead.  Because trust me, you'd be destroying everyone around you worlds, and your own.  There is someone that cares about you.  Always.  ​Hope you enjoyed my cheesy message  and I hoped it helped.  I just wanted to be positive.  That's who I am.
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