Parents & Teachers: Book Review,
"Bullies are a Pain in the Brain"
Written by: Trevor Romain
For More Visit: The Trevor Romain Company
Recommended for Ages: 4th to 8th grade,
or anyone who is being bullied/who is a bully.
Review By: Sam,
middle school student writer
Bullies are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain is a book about what to do if you are a bully or what to do if you are being bullied. There are illustrations, quizzes, and lots of advice. The information is given in bullet-pointed lists, which make it easy and fast to read.
The book talks about why bullies act like bullies and how to act so that bullies don't bother you. It even tells you how to stand and walk with your head high and a smile so you look more confident, and not to cry if a bully is mean because that is what they usually want you to do – feel bad about yourself. The book also discusses myths about bullies, like that being bullied is normal or that ignoring bullies is a good thing to do.
On a scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being the best, I would rate this book a 3.5 because it says that bullies aren't insecure, which I don't think is true. Anyone can be insecure, even bullies. Bullies could act mean because they feel insecure to make themselves feel bigger and better.
Overall, I recommend this book for anyone being bullied, anyone who is a bully, or anyone who sees bullying going on at their school.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013