Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Blog of a Bully by Stephen Zanzucchi is about Bradley Duncan, a 13-year-old nerd who transforms himself from a nerd to a bully when he is forced to move to another state and join a new school.
This story reminded me a lot of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I like these books because I think it teaches children about the concept of diary writing and being more expressive with their thoughts and feelings. In this way, they are able to enhance their vocabulary and also improve on their writing skills.
The author has made the thoughts that race through Duncan's mind humorous. Duncan's feelings after moving to a new state are jotted down in his diary. The journal style of writing is good. The illustrations in Blog of a Bully are also humorous and satirical. The book takes you down Memory Lane. Your experiences, your young and crazy days are all revived while reading.
The author's style is refreshing and descriptive with an excellent grasp of the language. He also subtly deals with the concept of bullying in school. Bradley Duncan is someone to whom any 13-year-old can relate and I think his thoughts and feelings can also be understood by the pre-teens.
Will Duncan Bradley continue to be a bully in his new school or will he change?