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Because of it’s entertaining and enlightening approach to dealing with bullying many reviewers have said that this novel should be required reading in secondary schools.
What readers are saying.
‘I was awed … Tahlia Newland’s fiction is some of the best YA on the market … in Newland’s deft hands, this novel is an absorbing, educational read, that both satisfies and gives hope to adults and younger readers alike.’ Melissa, reviewer for Blibliotica Book Reviews.
‘This is a story about understanding, kindness and compassion, uniquely told with surreal fantasy elements, and is both entertaining and thought-provoking.’ Kevin Berry, author of ‘Dragon’s Away.’
‘This is a book that all young adults should read. It is also a great book for parents and educators who may need a fresh look into teen struggles and bullying … Tahlia does a brilliant job making an otherwise tedious topic fun and relatable for readers. This book will make you think and really reflect on the subject at hand. The writing style was enjoyable and fluid. Although short in length, this book contains a powerful message and the author manages to drive this message home without over doing it. You are left feeling complete and some what light.’ Jill Marie, reviewer for Little Hyats Book Reviews
What’s it about?
When superhero wanna-be, Carly, stands up to a bully, he turns on her, forcing her to battle cutting words, flying hooks, a doubt dragon and a suffocating closet. Her karate-trained boyfriend, Dylan’s desire to stop the harassment sets off a struggle to control his inner caveman. Meanwhile, Carly searches for inner strength and a peaceful solution. Will she find it before Dylan resorts to violence?
This heart-warming magical realism story offers real solutions for handling bullying that will inspire and empower teens and adults alike.
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