Bully and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$4.25
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: GREAT SHAPE! Softcover. No missing/torn pages, highlighting, or underlining in text. Some light wear. Fulfilled by Amazon! Free shipping on total Amazon fulfilled orders over $25! Free 2-Day shipping with Amazon Prime!
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Bully Paperback – January 31, 2006


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, January 31, 2006
$58.52 $0.25



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Discover an addictive, suspenseful debut thriller filled with twists and turns that will keep you engrossed from start to finish. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Midnight Library (January 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097551444X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975514443
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,939,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

J. F. Gonzalez is the author of several novels of horror and dark suspense and over eighty short stories and novellas. For more information on his work, please visit www.jfgonzalez.com.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
The reading is fast paced and gritty.
Lesley Conner
As an avid reader, this is extremely frustrating and the same was true for "Survivor," however both books are definitely worth the read!!
M. C. Albano
Raul is the kind of kid you love to hate, he's that nasty.
Melanie Tyler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Tyler on June 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
In the mid 1970's, Danny Hernandez and Jerry Valdez were suburban teenagers spending their summer vacation skateboarding, going to the beach, movies, etc. Like many kids, they are faced with the threat of a bully in the neighborhood. In this case, the bully is eleven year old Raul Valesquez, who comes from an extremely dysfunctional home. Raul is the kind of kid you love to hate, he's that nasty. He also may or may not be responsible for the murders of several younger kids in the neighborhood, murders that have so far gone unsolved.

When Raul is found murdered himself miles away from home it touches off an investigation that eventually leads to the arrest and conviction of a young man in his twenties. Danny and Jerry eventually grow up and grow apart...but what they witnessed and experienced forever scar them.

The novel actually opens up in the present, when Danny and Jerry are adults. Both men are obviously affected by what they went through, and what brings them together again is the re-opening of Raul's murder. The man who was convicted had his conviction overturned. Now there is a new investigation, and Danny is nervous. But nervous about what?

I won't say more because I don't want to spoil this, but Bully is a fantastic read that tackles the theme of friendship, loyalty, revenge, and it offers a unique glimpse into life in the 1970's as a teenager (of which I was one). Like a previous novel, Survivor, Bully deals with human monsters but it's handled in a more subtle way. It's more heart-breaking than anything, yet there is suspense galore that keeps you turning the pages. A completely different novel, one that is definitely more mature. Highly recommended!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lesley Conner on December 30, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you don't know who JF Gonzalez is then you are really missing out. He is a fantastic author, and this book is just one example of that. Set in LA, Gonzalez weaves a wonderful story that will having you racing to the end wondering who did it, and more importantly why and what are the consequences going to be. The reading is fast paced and gritty.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Marcia R. on March 2, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It was a great read, but I can't say it was the scary, horror type book I was looking for at the time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
Bully is a fairly predictable tale revolving around the release of a convicted child murderer by a group of students who proved he didn't do the crime. For many including those who were also children in the 70s when 11 year old Raul was killed, the boy's murder was something that actually brought relief to them and less fear rather than the usual more. You see Raul was a psychopath who didn't hesitate to torment and bring violence against other kids including teens a lot older than himself. Many kids believed his boasts that he had murdered families and other stuff he'd got up to and took his threats seriously. So no one really shed a tear for Raul. There were a lot of secrets going on in the Californian suburb the year Raul was murdered and now that the supposed killer didn't do it, there's a big possibility those secrets will come out . Can't really say much more without giving away the plot but to say it's a bit of a coming of age story in the flashback chapters. I wasn't alive back then but if you were there's a fair bit of the 70s skating scene as you follow Danny, Jerry and Bobby as they discover empty pools, drainage pipes and other places to try and emulate their skateboarding heroes, so it paints a nice picture of what life was like back then for kids and teens.

Like a lot of Gonzalez's other work, this one does ramble on a bit at times which is nice for the nostalgic 70's scenes but drags a bit in the modern day lives of the grown up boys, as well as through the current day police events. But that's Gonzalez's style, you know that going in. There's also a fair few characters, sometimes your wondering who some were and have to keep reading until you work out which former events they were associated with, but overall Bully is definitely a worthwhile read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?