By Alex I. Rogers
What do you do when you are without warning, and with no provocation, the objective of highschool aggression, relentless insults, and painful isolation? Such is the hindrance of teen Alex Rogers, the most personality in I’m in simple terms Human finally, the thought-provoking, soaking up novel encouraged through the real-life trials of the writer via a similar identify. during this penetrating tale, Rogers attracts from his own stories to supply necessary perception to scholars, academics, and oldsters far and wide on today’s more and more universal, and hugely destructive, situations of bullying and cyber-bullying. The novel’s poignant, reflective first-person narrative information all that bullied teenagers confront, casting an important new gentle in this well timed subject to allow participants to deal with this pervasive challenge. I’m in basic terms Human in the end additionally represents the debut paintings of fiction within the ongoing "Empowerment" sequence in line with the author’s existence that surrounds subject matters appropriate this day
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After she said that, we just stood there and hugged. That night it felt like I got a lot off my chest that had been plaguing me for a while. I even got closer to my mother through it. Before we went back in the house, she stopped and said something to me in the doorway. “Alex, you know I love you, no matter what you do, right? ” She rubbed my head as we stepped through the door. Later that week we got the results from the admissions test. Unfortunately I didn’t get in, but I was OK with that.
The weekend was good too; I had a chance to catch up on my rest and relaxation. I even put in a few extra hours into studying. I never really realized it, but being at home was like a safe haven. When I was there, I felt that nothing could go wrong. I guess I came out lucky in that department. My whole family was together. My father and mother had been happily married for sixteen years, and I had two brothers, an older one, Jason, and a younger one, Craig. My family had always been there for me, but at times I found myself especially thankful for my father.
A stream of applause came pouring down when I finally took my place among the other students. I turned and faced the crowd. The principal continued calling out names, while I looked over the chapel. Suddenly he stopped. ” And with that came the ovation. Cheers flooded the room, and a second wave of clapping rushed in. As I looked out into the crowd, I spotted my parents and stared my mother straight in the eyes and thought, Look at me now. I’m finally up here. I’m finally here with the smart kids.