Joe Lawlor: Bullycom



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I enjoyed eading this book that enters a middle grade world in which age old problems of friendship and betrayal are amplified by current day technology Jun is a 7th grade computer whiz looking forward to applying to Wellington a prestigious private school Jun had always worked hard and kept a low profile but this becomes impossible once Mr Hastings the school principal makes him the prime suspect in a cyber attack against Kimmie Cole Now he must prove his innocence in a few short days in order to avoid expulsion get his needed teacher Essays One recommendations and avoid theepercussions of Kimmie s bruiser boyfriend With no time to lose Jun and his friend Chris are thrust into a life altering investigation Together they must make their way through the middle school front line dodging angry boyfriendscomputer hackersrevenge seekersapathetic teachers protective parents and cheats In the process Jun loses his innocence when he must Femmes, si vous saviez... : 83 questions-rponses, hormones, mnopause, ostoporose repeatedly lie to accomplish the goal of clearing his name When time doesun out Jun is forced to stand tall and present the little evidence he has gathered to the principal lawyers and others Jun leads us to a conclusion that keeps the The Kaya-Girl reader on the edge of their computer chair Bullycom is a gratifying first novel Bullycom is your basic simple timeline book It introduces the characters then the conflictising and falling actions and then the end is never anything different from all the problems being esolved and a good ending Don t get me wrong it was still a elaxing and interesting enough book I just wish something drastic happened like Jun killing his entire school because he has to much stress on trying to find the cyber bully That d be eally in. Seventh grader Jun Li is a brilliant student comfortable around computers than people But his world turns upside down when the principal accuses him of posting pictures on the school's website that expose the eating disorder of one of his classm.

Teresting But no it was a humble simple book that was overall just okay Jun an A student in all of his classes striving to get to the most prestige college he can suddenly faces an issue that may complicate this When the principle frames Jun of posting pictures about Kimmie Cole his world goes go crazy Not only is s One of the strongest takeaway lessons I learned when I interned at a children s YA publisher a few years back is that kids want kids to solve things they don t want adults to ush in at the end and fix everything Actually the same could probably be said for say cozies why should the cop barge in at the end and explain everything when the layperson the heroine has done the groundworkSo to that end this book succeeds Jun is put in an impossible position find the Graeco-Egyptian Magick real culprit on a strict deadline or be punished harshly for a crime he didn t commit To his credit and the author s Jun is aware that he s not likely to actually be expelled but he knows that the stain on hiseputation will damage not just his social life at this school but also his chances of being accepted into private school Also to the author s credit as a bit of an aside Jun is a minority but while that impacts some interactions etc it s not his defining characteristic or the focus of the storyIt does feel like a stretch though that the onus of solving the mystery is put on Jun by the principal and without so much as a notification to his parents that he s under threat of expulsion I think the term we e looking for here is scapegoat since the school seems uite unconcerned with investigating claims that Miss Pretty and Popular is the biggest bully in school or keeping her hulk of a boytoy from bea. Ates To prove his innocence Jun has seven days to track down the true cyber bullyJun's investigation will bring him face to face with computer hackers a jealous boyfriend and than one student who has been a victim of bullying But he discovers al.

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Ting up the hero or for that matter taking action egarding any of the bullying Jun turns up info on even as they prepare to string Jun a top student with no motive upWhile I uestion some of the leaps cognitive and otherwise it certainly seems topical and appropriate for the target audience Raw at the edges but with promise Jun is an academic overachiever and overall good kid so it shocks him to learn that he is suspected of cyberbullying at his middle school The principal is accusing him of posting inappropriate pictures of a fellow classmate s bulimia online With the help of his best friend they become investigators out to prove Jun s innocence in seven days or else than just Jun s name is on the line but his acceptance into a prestigious academy too This means he must sneak around lie to his parents interview classmates and staff and ultimately uestion the victim a ueen bee who to some got what she deserved In the age of technology and social media this book is a useful educational tool and knowing that Lawlor is himself a middle school teacher the message is honest The diverse duo of Jun of Japanese and Chinese decent and Chris his loudmouthed basketball loving girl sidekick support a meaningful dialogue about first impressions names and eputations Alongside the characters is the authentic middle school landscape which covers the cafeteria and library guidance counselors and principals With an ending that seems to set Jun up as a serial crime solver using his computer skills and intelligence the book illuminates bullying in person and online and the social hierarchy that amplifies it Certainly a book for literature circles addressing bullying or light mystery eaders. Ong the way that everyone's story is complicated than it seems and that the people he meets have in common than they think With likeable characters and a fast paced humorous plot Bullycom is a compelling look at the conseuences of cyber bullying.

Joe Lawlor grew up on Long Island with three sisters and no brothers To escape unwanted sisterly love he hid himself away in his closet or sometimes in the limbs of the tall oak in his backyard When he couldn’t get far enough away his imagination was his escape While other boys his age bashed their action figures together Joe created extensive backstories and family histories for each Even