Tuesday, 12 January 2010

My (Worst) Best Sleepover Party by Anna Morgan and Dr. Rachael Turkienicz

Rose is excited. She wants to have a sleepover for her birthday party and invite all her friends; the girls from her class at school. After she has given out all the invitations, Hailey and Bailey tell her they won't attend if she invites Stacey, Rose's best friend.
Hailey and Bailey are bullies and they like to tell mean jokes about members of their class and they insist on choosing all the games that the class plays at recess. Now they want to determine who can attend the sleepover.
This book had me seeing red because it so accurately portrayed the events that are happening everyday in our schools. Even the teacher was being manipulated by the bullies. Fortunately Rose and Stacey have understanding parents who helped them through this situation and both their families and their friendship came out stronger for the experience.
Thank-you to the authors for tackling such a pervasive topic.
I received this autographed book from a Bookcrossing friend and will be passing it along to a young reader.


Felicity Grace Terry said...

All the rage amongst niece #2 and her friends, I'm just waiting for her copy to become available so I can see for myself why they all love it.

Wanda said...

Sounds perfect for my daughter as she both contends with a few class bullies and can't wait to host her first sleepover later this summer.