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Sorry, Bestie

Fifteen-year-old Lacy is a ninth grader who has been nurturing a secret crush on a boy for a long time and doing her best to avoid playing sports. Unfortunately as a new year begins at her Christian school, her troubles immediately start piling up. Last year, she knew who her real friends were. But now, Lacy feels more alone than ever. Even worse yet, there are bullies lurking everywhere.

Depressed and lonely, Lacy cannot help but feel bad about herself when she realizes her so-called friends are leaving her out of all their fun activities. Determined to persevere through her daily challenges, Lacy holds her head high and tries to act cool around her crush, even when she has no one to sit with at lunch. But when bullies attack the new girl, her one new friend, Lacy must decide whether to stay silent or lose her friend, just like last time.

In this inspirational young adult novel, a Christian high school student who must stand up to bullies to save her friend may just find someone else in the process: herself.

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I am a veteran Christian teacher who enjoys working with pre-teens and teenagers. I often mentor students as they deal with life's experiences and help students gain a Christian perspective on life and everyday difficulties. I decided to write about bullying from a girl's point of view because girl bullying often goes unnoticed since it is most times non-violent but still very hurtful. My hope is that Lacy's story will be a help to all girls: those being bullied and the girls who bully others. For the girls being bullied: have courage and know that there is help available. Hopefully the bullies will now realize how hurtful their words and actions can be upon reading Lacy's story and this will inspire them to change and grow spiritually also.

 

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Sequel to Sorry, Bestie    There is no title yet, but I can tell you that it is the story of Lacy's bestie Jade. We'll find out about her new school, new friends and new crush. Will she ever get him to talk to her or will he marry the school flirt first?

 

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Hi there! Can you tell me what true friendship is in 5 words or less?

 

Read how Lacy learns about true friendship

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@felicity-abbott Honor, Respect, Courage and Commitment.

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@felicity-abbott Thank you for sharing and providing the additional context that went in to writing "Sorry, Bestie".  I am looking forward to a sequel/prequel to this story.  Best of luck!

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Well done, Felicity T. Abbott – a great story!

“Sorry, Bestie” is an exceptional book and I highly recommend it! The book appealed to all five of my senses and was a well-written and captivating read throughout. The story is a true who-done-it as told through the heart by the book’s central character, Lacy. The setting is Autumn in the Northeast part of the United States. The book takes you through the pressures of high school social dynamics, including the dynamics of fitting in and the peer pressures associated with subtle and not-so-subtle bullying. The book documents the challenges that Lacy (and her newfound friend who moved from the South) faced by the book’s four bully antagonists. The book is a positive chronology of the sound values associated with honesty and loyalty in friendship and the rewards in doing the right thing when standing up to bullying. I was inspired by the book and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

5 stars - Kevin D AKA 42ryenh.

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