I understand how it feels to be the kid who everyone just loves to hate. This is what annoys me. The only place on earth I hate as much as the lockers is the school bus. Why else would girls wear clothing that accentuates their feminine wares? She reads the dictionary for fun, writes poetry, and doesn't really mind that she doesn't fit in with the popular kids. And I see myself in Miriam because at times she was ready to give in and to be just like everyone else but then she remained true other self after all. I don't like how it left things on such a weird note.
Just die already, would you? I was rather the opp There are so many things right about this book, but so many things wrong too. Yes, it ended on a good note, but you know that not everything is solved. She doesn't feel like she can talk to her parents and even her older sister has become distant since boys and being popular became more important to her. With my old hair I had looked frightened and shy. Like many little sisters, 9-year-old Lizzie Cohen wishes she could be like 11-year-old Tess, who claims she can shape-shift into flying horses and selkies. I am a little surprised at some of the people saying stuff like this doesn't happen in grade seven and that students don't think other students are beautiful because of breast size.
However, when Miriam is confronted at school, the hood hiding her hair and eyebrows pulled down by a bully, Miriam retaliates, as ultimately she becomes empowered and finds her true self. I know kids who have been in the same level of harassment as Miriam if not worse. She needs to protect herself. Although I feel like the author reached her goal by making me realize how much bullying can affect someone, this book was hard to finish. This is a must-read book. You look at their face.
Fisher is too wrapped up in herself to give a crap that her daughter is being bullied and she doesn't help by saying that she may not be pretty but she sure is smart. A compact story in a finely crafted emotional world. Miriam Fisher is in 7th grade,she mostly does not have any friends at all. No girl, ever, that I know of at least, sees a girl and says, hey she's gorgeous. Freak is both an easy read and and a difficult one; easy in that it's not very long and it only takes a few hours to finish, difficult in that it deals with the isolation of a girl that just wants to be herself and can't understand why that means everyone must abandon her and treat her like she is something disgusting and offensive. They have no good qualities because they don't show them to their victim. To request it from Wake County Libraries,.
For a while, Max almost feels happy. As wonderful, imaginative, zany a read for adults as for teens. Kids at the back of the bus are beautiful. He too is someone who threw away his originality for popularity. Miriam's day dreaming about an older boy is also written honestly. I felt like this book is so high-quality that it really deserves five stars as well as the other books I have read.
My bulky got bored and turned to abusing alcohol and drugs. In addition to her problems with Deborah and Artie, the teasing at school is getting worse every day. This riveting first novel introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine, an outsider who dares to confront the rigid conformity of junior high, and in the process manages not only to save herself but to inspire and transform others. As for those think the popular kids should have had redeeming qualities. Actually, thinking on it now, my husband is six years older than me, so we could have been Miriam and Artie he also wouldn't have wanted me back then.
How long can Miriam endure the teasing before she strikes back? I loved this book because, crazy though it may sound, I can totally relate to Miriam. It reminded me of some grandmother trying to relate to a teenager but being completely off. At times it was hard to read the parts about her and Artie or her and Jenny because she would make such a fool of herself. Instead of being embarrassed by her differences, Miriam is now proud of them, embracing her true self. I'm not sure I should like this book, because it pulls out all these feelings and memories that I don't like. Miriam is known by many names. And the fact that she describes people as being pretty because they have 'boobs'.
Kids at the front of the bus know they are defective. As things steadily grow worse, she wonders why life has to be so terrible for her. I know kids who have been in the same level of harassment as Miriam if not worse. I mean, look at those tits. This affection stems from the fact that I have been both the victim and giver only once of the bullying. Artie shares Miriam's love of poetry and pays more attention to her than anyone else.
I found it hard to read at times. Artie is an asswipe of the first order, no questions asked. Miriam will still be bullied. Then I closed my eyes and touched each one on the head before throwing it away. Some readers may relate to her, and some may read to prevent her situation.