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. Volume XIII Number 9 . . . . December 22, 2006
Life was looking pretty good for third grader, Lauren Campbell - good that is until she sat next to Bethany Walters. Lauren’s eyes were glued to the seat near the computers, and this is why she didn’t see Bethany, the bully of Bayfield Elementary School, sitting beside the seat she wanted. A sudden gloom comes over Lauren when she realizes what she did. Her rosy expectations for third grade just diminish. The only one who seems happy with this situation is their teacher, Ms MacArthur who hopes Lauren and Bethany will become friends during the year.
Bethany shows Lauren knuckle sandwiches, calls Lauren “Shrimp”, and takes Lauren’s double fudge chocolately recess snacks for weeks on end. These actions, plus Bethany’s large size and the gossip and rumors that surround her, make Lauren fear for her safety. Luckily, Lauren’s best friend, Claire, helps her through each day. Lauren can safely vent her emotions to Claire, and Claire helps sidetrack Lauren from her Bethany fears. Milkshakes are one diversion Claire uses for this purpose.
Bullying happens far too often in schools today. This story is about bullying in the younger grades and bullying by a female. How to Tame a Bully is a valuable book to add to a collection or for a teacher to read aloud to the class.
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