7.06.2005

Book Review: The Revealers

The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm

SUMMARY: Parkland Middle School is called "Darkland" by the students because no one in it does much to stop the bullying and harassment of kids by other kids. Three new friends find themselves among the targets--until they find a way to make everyone in the school face up to what's really going on. Before long, Darkland is being turned inside out. But there are people in the school who don't like seeing their actions brought to light. Will the bullying stop...or just get worse? (adapted from the inside flap)

OPINION: I know that school bullying happens. I have been in middle school. I have been a teacher. I usually find books about bullying to be annoying because they are boring, stereotypical, or totally unrealistic. This book is not any of those. It is fast-paced and interesting, especially in that the students in the book really do find an innovative way to change the character of their school. This book would be a much better choice than The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar for summer reading.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i like this book,it is like the real world and i think bulling should relly stop to

Anonymous said...

I am a reader now, reading thins book for school. And I like the book becuase it is very realistic, and some people can relate to it, like myself. I think I relate to Russel. Now anyways, i think that bulling should also stop. And the teachers, principals, and school police should do something about it, because they see it happening they hear it happening, what do they do NOTHING! This is serious many people have died because of this, it should stop.

lebron said...

i like this book

kiyan said...

this book is very realistic to the real world I like it becasuse it goes through the the things that happen each day in and out of school i couldent put it down