12.28.2008


Freak

by Marcella Pixley

Summary: Miriam is different from her classmates, and that's fine with her. However, it's not fine with her sister Deborah, who has recently grown in beauty and popularity and doesn't really like Miriam's individuality and "freakishness." Things worsen between the girls when handsome family friend Artie moves in, and they desperately compete for his attention. At school, things are even worse for Miriam as she becomes the target of a vicious group of popular girls. Eventually Miriam has enough and finds the strength to stand up for herself.
Thoughts: This is a powerful book about bullying and the terrible pain it causes. I loved Miriam, her individuality, and her strength. Her story was captivating and kept me quickly turning the pages to see if she would evenutally triumph.

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