Hey Everyone! Please join me in welcoming Darren Hynes to the blog today, for the next stop on the CREEPS blog tour!Creeps
By: Darren Hynes
Publisher: Razorbill Canada
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Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
Fifteen-year-old Wayne Pumphrey wishes he were courageous enough to actually send the heartfelt letters he writes to friends and family. He also wishes his father would drive on the right side of the street, his mother would stop packing her suitcase to leave, and his sister would stop listening to Nickelback. But most of all, he wishes that Pete “The Meat” would let him walk to school in peace. After all, how many times can one person eat yellow snow?
Then one morning, while facing Pete and his posse, Wayne is rescued by Marjorie, the girl with a dead father and a mother who might as well be. Together, the two of them escape Pete’s relentless bullying by rehearsing for the school play, and an unlikely friendship is formed. As they grow ever closer to one another, they begin to dream of escape from their small town and restricted lives. But Pete now has plans for both of them—and after a moment of sudden violence, nothing will ever be the same again for Wayne, Marjorie, or Pete himself.
About the Author:
Darren was born in Fogo Island, Newfoundland, but grew up in Labrador City. For fifteen
Presently, Darren is enrolled in the MFA Creative Writing program at The University of
Guelph. He lives in Toronto and is working on his third novel.
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Author Guest Post: Overcoming Your Bully
I remember listening to an interview between UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre and Jian Ghomeshi on ‘Q’ several weeks ago in which George talked about being picked on as a young boy. He said that bullies tend to pick on victims who lack confidence and/or appear weak. Only after finding martial arts and self-discipline and confidence, Georges said, did the victimization stop. We all can’t be fighting champions of course, but I still think that the victims of bullying can stand up and overcome their bullies.
Thanks for stopping by Darren and sharing your thoughts on such a prevalent and sensitive topic.
Have you ever had a bully you had to overcome?