Readathon

#AntiBullyReads 2016 TBR

This Readathon is created and ran by Sarah Chruchill

So this year I wanted to participate in the #AntiBullyReads 2016 readathon that runs from the 14-20th November. All you have to do pick some books that have some sort of bullying involved. It doesn’t matter how many books you read it can be 1 it can be 10 it’s just a great readathon and to make people aware that this still goes on and it needs to stop.

There is a Goodreads page where you can join and there is a list of books if you are stumped for ideas. Goodreads page

I am only going to be picking 2 books for this readathon as I am a slower paced reader , plus work and child tend to take up most of my time.

George

I got this book when it first came out and I still haven’t read it.I have heard such great reviews and this is the perfect readathon to read this.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

BE WHO YOU ARE.

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl.

George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part . . . because she’s a boy.

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte — but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

Butter

Another book that I have had for the longest time and still not read.I have not seen anyone haul/talk about this book on their blogs or booktube and would be interested on your thoughts.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

You think I eat a lot now? That’s nothing. Tune in December 31st, when I will stream a live webcast of my last meal. Death row inmates get one. Why shouldn’t I? I can’t take another year in this fat suit, but I can end this year with a bang. If you can stomach it, you’re invited to watch … as I eat myself to death.

So starts Butter, the story of a lonely 423-pound boy everyone calls ‘Butter’. Worse than being ridiculed for his size at high school, he is simply ignored. Desperate, he pledges to eat himself to death live on the Internet – and everyone will watch. When he makes this announcement online, he expects pity, insults, or possibly sheer indifference. Instead, his classmates become morbid cheerleaders for his deadly plan.

Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that feels good. But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline?

Readers will be surprised to find themselves identifying with both the bullied … and the bullies.

 

So those are my two picks for the readathon. Let me know if you are participating and what books are on your TBR.

Thanks for reading

Louise xx

 

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