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- Print Length: 289 pages
- Publisher: Nikki Roman; #1 edition (December 31, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 31, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B0JP38Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Bullet List: The Saving Bailey Trilogy #1 Kindle Edition
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Then I found myself slowly getting it, why no one reported it. Why she was always the victim and there were a couple of times I gasped out loud and had my family looking at me like I had inhaled a fly or something. If you can get through the part when everyone turned their heads and wait for the pieces to all fall in place you will see why I am giving this book a four heart. I will insert here that the only reason I am not giving it a five heart rating is I think the victim role was carried to far and I really hope all readers will finish the book to understand why it was done like this.
Now the ending. If you hate cliff hangers you will want to wait till the whole trilogy is out because this was the mother of all cliff hangers. I finished the last page and sat there staring at it like the next page would magically appear. I can tell you, if you are loving books that tug at every emotion you have then this is the one for you. I really admire that she took such a topic as bullying and school shootings and gave us a glimpse into the mind of the victim of bullying. I don't agree with any sort of violence, I will stand against any form of bullying, but I don't think society can risk in this day and age, to continue to hide from that fact that abuse and bullying push kids to do the unimaginable things. Does this make the shooters bad kids? I would have said yes two days ago, now I have to stop and re-evaluate that decision.
This book isn’t just about a school shooting as Grammar Kitten on Goodreads wrote, “Yes, this book is about a highschool shooting - a controversial topic at this point in society's progression. But that is not what it is really about, at least not to me. The school shooting is like the spine of the book, the characters are the bones and their interactions and motivations are the flesh, which make this book a real, multidimensional account of something quite horrific. Yes, there is mindless violence. Yes, there is abuse. But is it necessary? Yes.” This book may be unrealistic but it is the most “realistic” book I have read this year. It’s “realistic” in a sense because that what we see on the news every now and again and this book just goes behind the scene. It tells us something the news don’t tell us along with it going into more detail. Grammar Kitten states, “THIS BOOK is why society needs to change; people who stand up and speak out need to be believed, not punished. People who treat people badly - whether it's calling them names or violence to the extent we witness in this book - needs to be accounted for. I've read reviews that slam this book for being unrealistic - that's not the point. It is the most realistic book I have read on this subject so far. Yes, some of the scenes are extreme and push reality's boundaries a little, but the truth of the matter is that people turn a blind eye. People pretend things aren't happening, right in front of their noses. People can only take torture for so long before they snap, even if it is all subjective.” I agree with Grammar Kitten, this is a book like you have never read. It isn’t just about Violence its also about what Bailey went through to get her to her breaking point. It also shows what may happen if we let any form of bulling to progress and just ignore what we see because we don’t want or don’t have “time” to get involve.
• Why did all this bulling happen? What was the reason?
• How is this book different than any other shooting book?
• Can you connect with the characters.
• Were you ever bullied and if so tell us how you were able to overcome it?
Others have stated grammatical errors and poor writing and rated it down. Yes, there are some errors here and there which are a minor distraction but they are few and far between. It could be better just as anything can be. This was considered in my rating which I would normally have put at 4 stars. Considering some harsh reviews and how much I enjoyed the book I decided to put it at 5. I am willing to forgive a few mistakes when I enjoy a book.
I don't want to spoil anything so I'll just say it was a great story. For the price and availability on just about any device you should check this out! Being the first book of a planned trilogy I want to know what happens next. Support this young author so we can all find out!