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I think my favorite part of the book is the very end: you get to imagine those possibilities!
This should be required reading for middle schoolers who privately face the judgment of their peers -- regardless of where they sit on the popularity chain. They need to know they are not alone and that it is OK to start building the network of friends and others who can help early on...before they get to the ultimate environs of peer pressure: high school and college.
Thank you Mr. McAdoo for successfully transporting me back to my youth not just once, but multiple times even on the same page. This book is very well written and completely captivated me from beginning to end with a clever blend of truly lovable and unexpected characters. Hard to believe this is your first book. I love how you kept the story focused on the main character with just enough details about the other characters yet not enough to distract the reader from the subject at hand. I found it remarkably easy to identify and empathize with the awkwardly poised main character and became extremely eager to finish the book. At several points in the story I found myself on an emotional rollercoaster ride going from uncomfortable tears to a soothing laughter. From the T rides into Harvard square, or moseying about, everything this boy went through felt eerily familiar. It is unfortunate and sad to learn just how many people struggle to survive through as many, if not more, layers of hurt. Perhaps someone they know, or even themselves; Scott is undoubtedly a character that many folks will identify with.
"Filled With Nothing" is delightfully compelling, very satisfying and leaves me wanting more from the author. Children and adults alike will certainly benefit from reading this book and quite possibly bring hope and encouragment to the life of someone if not themself. It is a fabulous story and a must read for anyone who wants to be human. Kudos to you Bill!
Filled With Nothing was jarring in how it connects you to the protagonist and brings the reader back to the rigors of adolescence. I was brought back to the horrors of being a victim of bullying and the shame of being the malefactor. Far from the being the ordinary dross treatment of the subject Mr. McAdoo presents us with a work where you witness Scott's metamorphosis from a victim to survivor and that of the aggressor to penitent with poignant humanity and skill. You can't read this without feeling Scott's pain, cheering on his recovery, and reveling in his triumph.
Mr. McAdoo provides you with everything you want in a story: strong characters you learn from and with and an inspiring tale that leaves you with a better understanding of the human condition and the desire to be a better person. In the end Mr. McAdoo (and Scott) don't tell us, "It gets better," they show us.
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This book was well written with characters that bring out a wide array of emotions. I could not help but cheer for the main character scott.Read more