What I hate is that in todays schools (well here anyway) if you fight back you are in just as much trouble. If someone hits you and you try to fight back, you get expelled, even if it is self-defense. There was a case where a child was almost killed because they didn't fight back because they would get in trouble. There have been countless other cases where kids got hurt so bad they needed surgery before a teacher got to them. I was bullied a lot too, until high school.
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Thinking more about whether or not I like the serious issue books, I do like some of them (Terrible Truth and the death ones and don't mind the divorce) but realized most of them actually tend to bother me (Alzheimer's, Bullying, Autism, Depression) Not sure why but they just make me feel uncomfortable. I do like books that I can relate to but maybe I can relate too much to these, I don't know.... Anyway, what I do like is that almost all of the issues were “solved” in a positive way at the end of the book, often with help (not always in the case of mysteries) of adults but sometimes not. Even if this tends to be unrealistic, I like it in that it gives kids hope. I think this is a great thing, especially for kids who are facing problems, to make them feel like they can go to an adult or someone and get things taken care of or that they can solve their problems and things will get better.
Post by Karen Brewer on Mar 4, 2008 17:44:17 GMT -5
I just read the e-book of Claudia and the Terrible Truth, where Claudia learns that new clients are being abused by their father. I'm not sure if this is an Ann book or a ghostwriter book. Most likely a ghostwriter book, because this is book 117.
"Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer" seems like it dealt with one, having them baby-sit for a blind child. I'm visually impaired myself, so that book was very intersting to me. That was very interesting for them to be raising a puppy to be trained as a guide dog. The only thing that bugged me, though, was when Kristy, Abby, and Charlie were in the grocery store with the dog, and some lady was chewing them out about it. I mean, anyone with enough sense would know that a guide dog can go anywhere a person can go, right?
^nope. I've had so many people complain about guide dogs at the restaurant where I worked. This is a world where people don't have sense; people go on tv to brag about how they have had 12 children from 12 different daddies and they are all in foster care. Just saying.