February 19, 2013
My book that I’m reporting on is called The Bully, written by Paul Langan. I read the whole book because it only had 190 pages in it. The story was about a boy named Darrell Mercer, who lived in Philadelphia. He was a skinny boy who was barely going into ninth grade, and short for his age. His mom got a job offer from her brother Jason in California, but when Darrell heard the news he wanted to run away, but he couldn’t do that to his mother so he had to stick with his mother. He went to a school named Bluford High where he couldn’t get along with anybody, but a girl he met at the supermarket named Amberlynn. Darrell meets a new face; his name was Tyray, but Darrell thought he looked like his friend Malik and wanted to become friends with him, but joke was on him. Tyray was a threat to him and his mother and expected money from Darrell every week. When Darrell makes a big decision on either running away from the bully or facing him upfront, he decides on what he thinks what’s best for him and everyone that lived in fear from Tyray.
Darrell Mercer was a small scared kid afraid for his and his mother’s life. He missed his best friend, Malik, because he had no one to offend or fight his battle between Tyray. After being bullied and paying Tyray with his mother’s money, Darrell decided to join the wrestling team because he was tired of everyone calling him small and skinny. Darrell’s goal was that if joining the wrestling team made him bigger, taller, and buffer than maybe he could stand up to Tyray. He knew that it would be too good to be true, but he didn’t stop going to his wrestling practices. All Darrell’s best friends were of course Malik, Big Reggie, and Mark. And all his enemies were Tyray and Rodney, and of course everyone that made fun of him. When Tyray pretended to trip and plastered Darrell with his own lunch and Darrell seeing a lady cleaning his own mess up, Darrell said that he had...