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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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purrf3ct__2134685
you can kill a bully with kindness. enuff said
commented: Fri May 25, 2012

HelloKittyBaller
bULLy's Juss Try Teww Get Thaa Attention Off Of Themm .
commented: Sat May 19, 2012

emis09

emis09 wrote:

i have benn bullied to and i hate it oh and warriorcatsrule i love your horse smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile
commented: Wed Feb 22, 2012

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