Beating the Bully


By: Elijah McCray

The book that I will be reviewing is called The Bully, and it is written by Paul Langan. This book comes from a series called The Bluford Series.

There are a variety of good books by this author,a nd they all mainly talk about a kid named Darell Mercer and his mother. The family moves to the Bluford Community in the middle of the school year, and Darell is physically smaller than all of his peers. Darell quickly becomes a target of Tyray Hobbs, the Freshman class bully.

I can make a connection with Darell because I used to be just like him. I was always getting picked on when I was younger. I used to get picked on all the time about my head, and people used to slap me. I don’t have to worry about that anymore because I have grown up a good bit.  Sometimes getting picked on is like that when you are smaller than your peers . The smaller person becomes a target to the larger kids.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves books with suspense in them.  The Bully is filled with suspense, and that’s what makes this book so special, and just to let you know this is not the only good book in The Bluford Series.