This book is definitely getting to me since I was heavily bullied as a child. I was never cool enough, rich enough, my voice was too country, my interests too weird. And then my mother. She bullied me too. For very much the same reasons. I remember wanting this cool furry vest from the mall and she told me bounty that I'm already a freak and made fun of, I shouldn't make it worse. I was suicidal all thru high school and the first few years of my marriage, despite my husband's love and devotion. I hate knowing there are other kids out there in this kind of pain.