After reading “Buddy Bully” it reminded me that bullying is wrong, but that it still happens often. The author “Ayesha Starns” tries to inspire kids to never be a bully and that if you know someone who is being bullied you should help them. When I read about how the main character Ayala was bullied it made me mad because it was over something so stupid. It relates to real life because most bullying cases happen over something stupid and not worth fighting about. One thing that confused me while reading this book is that the bully in the situation Githea was very mean and rude to Ayala throughout the book but suddenly became very nice towards the end of the book. Also I didn’t like how Ayala told her teacher and her teacher did nothing about it. I feel that the author should have explained why Githea became so kind. The illustrator did a very nice job making the pictures look cartoonish to attract young children. I can relate with this book because I was teased over something stupid when I was younger but I had a friend who helped me through it all. This book is well written and very relatable. I recommend to young kids.
Posted July 25th, 2011 by brendan