Author: Rebecca Emin
Publisher: Grimoire Books
Release Date: November 23rd 2011
Read it in: 1 Week
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Sam Hendry is not looking forward to starting at her new school. Things go from bad to worse as the day of truth arrives and all of her fears come true... and then some.
When Sam meets a different group of people who immediately accept her as a friend, she begins to feel more positive.
With her new friends and interests, will Sam finally feel able to face the bully who taunts her, and to summon up the courage to perform on stage?
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This originally caught my interest as it seemed very unique - I hadn't read any books on bullying that didn't have some kind of supernatural element.
The main character Sam moves from her comfortable surroundings into High School which is anything but enjoyable for her. She's bullied, and unfortunately I could relate easily to this character as I went through bullying at High School - if you were bullied, you'll find Sam very easy to get on with.
The fact she found a friend is a good message that there will always be hope - Always! Don't let the bullies beat you. Rebecca had written a good book with a great message, I'd urge children (definitely!) to read this book as the writing is very easy to read - not overly complicated but not written for a two year old.
New Beginnings is a very pleasant read. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea - and unfortunately not mine. However that doesn't change my opinion on the book.
I think you should definitely consider reading Rebecca's debut novel if you have ever been through or are going through bullying. Like I said, it has a nice message and a happy ending!