CHARACTERS ↠ So Not Okay ↠ [PDF / Epub] ☆ So Not Okay Author Nancy N. Rue – There is no such thing as neutralAccording to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club one out of every four students is bullied and 85% of these situations never receive intervention Parents students and teachers There is no such thing as neutralAccording Relates to The books based on Scripture show solid biblical solutions to the bullying problem set in a story for kidsSo Not Okay tells the story of Tori Taylor a uiet sixth grader at Gold Country Middle School in Grass Valley California Tori knows to stay out of the way of Kylie the ueen bee of GCMS When an awkward new student named Ginger becomes Kylie's new target Tori whispers a prayer of thanks that it's not her But as Kylie's bullying of Ginger continues to build Tori feels guilty and tries to be kind to Ginger Pretty soon the bullying line of fire directed to. I am beyond thankful and appreciative that Nancy Rue took the time to write this novel I teach a group of elementary girls every Wednesday night at my church and each one of them said they had been bullied It was very eye opening to read SO Not Okay and have a better understanding of what my girls have gone through Talk about heart breakingSO Not Okay hit on so many topics concerning bullying that not only will it leave people aware of how it happens but what the victim can do I actually plan to print out the same code that the girls used in the book for my own girls What makes the code even cooler is that all of them are based on the BibleThe novel itself was a great read but it was also very hard to read through as well I have never personally been bullied and seeing the effects of bullying on Tori and her peers was hard to cope with As a parent and teacher I don't want to be a random bystander but want my kids and students to know they can come to me as a trusted adult After reading I also have a better understanding of helping my children understand in how not to be a bystander as wellOverall I highly recommend this novel to tweens you are getting bullied and even parentsteachersfamily members who want an inside scoop of what their child or someone else is going through as well as how to handle it As Nancy points out through this entire novel that by sitting back and doing nothing we are just like the bully but God can give these children and parents the strength to make a bold stand for HimI give SO Not Okay a 5 out of 5 stars definitely in my top 10 reads of this yearI received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review All thoughts expressed are my own and I was not reuired to write a positive review

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Ward Ginger starts deflecting onto Tori who must decide if she and her friends can befriend Ginger and withstand Kylie's taunts or do nothing and resume their status uo Tori's decision dramatically changes her trajectory for the rest of the school yearFeatures Benefits Book in a new middle grade fiction series for tween girlsBullying is the topic of awareness in schools and the mediaSeries will tell the story in three different perspectives the bully the victim and the bystanderSo Not Okay tells the story of the bystander a role in which many tweens find themselves. Before I get to this great book I wanted to add my own personal thoughts on bullying I was bullied throughout my elementary years in PRIVATE schools and even in the older years by not so nice friends of mine in middle school public school by then I was also a bully to kids around me when I decided I’d had enough being picked on That’s not something I admit lightly but it’s true Some of it I could have avoided and I’m definitely ashamed on the meanness I bestowed on others without reason I never forgot what it was like to be made fun enoughrejectedexcludedlaughed atthreatened but I didn’t have the maturity to walk away or stand up for myself I was finally counseled in church and by God to release the pent up anger I had and be healed of those memories to forgive myself and others who had disrespected me With God’s love I was finally able to overcome these insecuritiesI CAN’T STAND BULLIES even though I myself was one at times when younger but I can honestly say I’ve been on both sides of this issue and it’s still a problem today Kids of all ages need to know they’re not alone in this that God loves them no matter what and that it’s okay to take a stand Each of us was picked on at some point growing up but we can pray for our kids today discuss the matter with them and let them know we support themthey can trust us the adults in their lives I jumped at the chance to be part of Nancy Rue’s Mean Girl Makeover Series and I’m honored to have the chance to review this book The statistics on bullying have gotten worse and scarier over the years but it’s never too late to take steps It’s time to show bullies of all ages that this will not be tolerated anyIt’s SO NOT OKAY to disrespect kids make fun of kids abuse kids threaten kids yell at them ignore what’s bothering a child or mistreat them in any way It’s time to show kids how much they are loved by their families and by God himself Thanks for reading this and I pray you’re encouraged by itMy CommentsThis is my first time reading Nancy Rue but it won’t be my last The story started kind of slow in getting my attention but once it got going I was HOOKED I truly love that this book is from the perspective of Victoria “Tori” Taylor She’s what I would consider the bystander in this book but her heart is absolutely amazing and wow is she smartIt’s 6th grade and the rules have been the same since elementary school stay out of The Pack’s way and you won’t be bothered The pack consists of leader Kylie the leader and nicknamed “The Alpha Wolf” which I thought was utterly clever and even fitting to her characterAnd her friends Riannon Izzy Heidi and ShelbyTori and her best friends Ophelia “Phee” and Winnie work have lots of classes together work together and support one another through everything That all changes when the new girl arrives Ginger’s presence changes the ENTIRE dynamics of the school when everyone knows to stay away from The Pack She tries to befriend them with disastrous results Tori notices what’s going on and it sickens her Then one day they’re all in class together and Tori stands up for the new girl which has very unexpected results Tori invites Ginger into their group for a class project and the they research the project the trouble brews against themAll I can really say about this book isWOW I simply loved how Tori reacted and how she felt compelled to take a stand even though the odds were against her the whole timeWhat I loved about this book Lydia Tori’s dad’s assistant sitting with the girls while working on their project and the conversations they have together those were the best scenesHow the girls become the Tribelet and work together to defend GingerTori’s grandmother and the precious relationship they shareHow Tori wages war on bullying NOT the bulliesThe way justice comes aboutThe biggest problem I had about this book other than the insane unfairness of the bullying was the mistreatment of Ophelia against Tori Phee becomes a total brat and continues to give Tori ultimatums I understood her fear and it was obvious she suffered from her decision but being neutral and pretending there isn’t a problem DOES NOT make it go awaySome of the tactics The Pack uses in the story took my breath away in disbelief Guys are also bullies but girls are just so CRUEL The lengths they went to in order to discourage and gang up on Tori and her friends was completely uncalled for And none of the teachers noticing I never experienced anything like that in middle school but seeing their situation had me cheering harder for Tori Kylie doesn’t realize she’s mean Goodness that had my eyes go wideTori’s courage and determination is also unbelievable in a good way Wow that girl had my attention all the way as she continues to help her friends do the right thing I was so proud of her and amazed by her strength Every method she applies turned out to be Biblical but there was no preaching in the story at all There is one scene in church with Tori and her family but it had me laughingThis story is UTTERLY touching and it offers such wonderful advice to tweens on how to handle peer pressure fitting in doing the right thing and responding the right way to unfairness in school I laughed I cried and I cheered for these girls and just LOOOOVED how it ended I highly recommend this book and this series for kids aged preteen to high school It gives hope and shows that you’re not alone when facing a bully no matter what age you areI want to thank the author and Thomas Nelson for sending me a review copy I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions expressed are my ownI listed famous bullies that I considered from movies I loved in this review Please feel free to comment with bullies you remember from books or moviesTori is considered the leader of her group and she’s the one who exerts the most courage when having a show down with the other bulliesOphelia is the one who can only see her side of the issue and believes if she stays invisible the problem will eventually go awayWinnie is the most timid of the three but she’s also loyal to her friends She wants to stay invisible but she knows this won’t help the problem so she does help outMitch is considered an indie of the group but she also wants to do the right thing despite the risks involved Mitch is also loyal and willing to do what it takes to stop the problemGinger is the target but she joins these girls in doing the right thing and is even willing to take on the pranks by herselfWhich one of these characters would you most relate to I would love to say Tori but I think I’m like Mitch Doing the right thing is risky but it’s worth it in the endCode for Respecting the Dignity of Every Human BeingBullying is not a normal part of growing up It's wrong and we're not having it at our school any Please sign this pledge to be part of making this a safe place to beI will not do any of the following thingsI will help anyone who is being treated in any of these ways If I'm being treated in any of these ways I'll get help from a friend or an adultplease get the book to learn about this pledge wonderfully done


So Not OkayThere is no such thing as neutralAccording to the Ambassadors Kids Club one out of every four students is bullied and % of these situations never receive intervention Parents students and teachers alike have amped up the discussion of how to solve the bullying problem for a networked generation of kidsWritten by bestselling author So Not PDF Nancy Rue each book in the Mean Girl Makeover trilogy focuses on a different character's point of view the bully the victim and the bystander Each girl has a different personality so that every reader can find a character she. A book about a girl trying to stop bullying at her school Very fun to read The characters are very interesting and understanding Loved it Sofia Marie recommended it to me before Two other books in series Yay