For those of us who come into the world different, we see it for what it really is.
Avery Chamberlin is special, unique. Beautiful words to gloss over the fact that
she is different. She has never felt like she fit in. Why should she?
She was reminded on a daily basis that she was not like her peers.
Flawed. Damaged. A freak.
Avery will have to come out of her shell to prove that even the bullies
have their own insecurities.
LIFE ISN’T ABOUT LABELS
This was one of the later bullying books that I received. I think the cover really caught my eye. It is 69 pages long and the author is Elizabeth Montgomery.
Avery was born with an "Orofacial Clefts"(Cleft Lip or/and Palate). Ever since she was in pre-school people have known she was different. After getting to middle school she finally realized that she just had Dylan as a friend, but in gym Dylan was seriously hurt and had to go to the hospital. She had to trust Blake. At some point she realized she was falling for him and decided to finally let someone other than Dylan in. After being asked to go to prom, she has a girls-day-out with her mom to get ready and meets another big surprise. What surprise awaits Avery? What will happen when she goes to prom?
I thought this was a great example of how cruel the world is and should make people think about their relationships with each other. It reminded me of my bullying situation toward the beginning. It was short, but explained a lot in those few chapters. For Example: Why bullying is bad, Why not to drink and drive, and many others. It only said the F word once, too.
If you want to learn more about Cleft Lip and Palate, go to CDC's official site.