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Chestnuts: A True Story about Being Bullied

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518u1PV4WXL.jpg"Is there a bully in your life that you don't know how to deal with? I had one too. It prompted me to write 'Chestnuts: A True Story About Being Bullied, ' a book outlining practical strategies for defending against bullies and resolving the conflict and aggression that often plagues victims of bullying. Inside these pages, I will take you through my own harrowing journey with bullies - from boarding school beat-ups, to violent attacks from crazed skinheads on the streets of London, to bullies in public school in America. In each chapter a reflection of my personal story will show you what I did wrong, and how you can actually defend yourself in this modern day and age. Find out: * How bullying is perceived by bullies, victims, parents and teachers * What goes on in the mind of a bully, and what you can do about it * How authority figures often make bullying even worse * The steps you can take to defend yourself, find help and heal from the trauma In 'Chestnuts: A True Story About Being Bullied, ' you will find out how to deal with psychological, emotional and physical bullying - and even what to do when one of your teachers is being a bully. Get this book now, and empower yourself to stand against the tyranny that oppresses you!"-Goodreads
Average Rating: 3.46
My Rating: 2.5/5 Stars, Goodreads 2/5 Stars
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781500491192

**I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review**


Chestnuts: A True Story About Being Bullied is like a autobiographical self help book for victims of bullying and the parents of said victims. Chestnuts was not that good in my opinion. I would not read it again if given the chance to be honest. I liked the idea that Ohanian had and I liked that he is trying to shine a light on bullying, but I do not agree with the way he does it. More specifically, I do not like the advice he gives to victims of bullying. I think the advice he gives would do more harm then good.


I was also not a fan of his writing style. He goes back and forth between writing about his personal experiences and advice for bullying victims and their parents, which is okay. What I did not like was how his personal stories jumped time frames a couple of times, which got confusing on a occasion. I also found his writing to be really repetitive.


I will leave links below to Ohanian's Goodreads page, the book's Goodreads page, and a link to purchase the book if you'd like.

Thanks for reading,
Ashley <3

Chestnuts, Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22970754-chestnuts
Chestnuts, Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Chestnuts-Gilbert-Ohanian/9781500491192
Gilbert Ohanian, Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8459209.Gilbert_Ohanian












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