Slimy is the painful account of my experiences as a bullied, isolated and humiliated child. My journey of abuse began in the fifth grade and continued through the ninth. I chose to share my story so that others will understand how bullying can damage and alter a child’s self- image. How we learn to tolerate injustice and mistreatment as if we do not deserve anything better. A belief that can alter a lifetime. My story is sad and filled with powerful memories that affected who I became, but my story is not unique, many children are targeted and suffer quietly without an escape. Every school has bullies, children that are angry, hurtful people who are allowed to control and determine who has value and who does not. I believe that a solution to the rampant epidemic of bullying will need the involvement of parents and teachers, but the most effective resolve for this growing threat will require a student body that chooses not to tolerate bullies and the pain they inflict. The true power belongs to the students who passively watch. These students empower the bullies through their silence and apathy. I hope to encourage the bullied child, inspire the student body to make a difference and expose the fear that bullies operate through.
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Karen Slimick Arnpriester (October 1953) was born in Alton, Illinois and moved to California when she was eight. Karen has owned her own graphic art business for twenty years. Anessia's Quest is her first book. Her second book is titled Raider's Vendetta. Her new release, Slimy, is a non-fiction account of her years as a bullied and isolated child.
Please visit Karen's website karenskoncepts.com. You will find pages for both books with synopsis, reviews and first twelve chapters as free download. Karen's blog page "My Thoughts" is also available at her site.
This is a very inspiring read that is sure to encourage students in school today.
Bulling is one of the worst things our youth has to endure in this day and time it is worse then it has ever been.
This is such a great book to help encourage youth.
The author has put all of her hurt on the pages of this book. You get a look into her life and she shares pictures as well.
I gave this book 5 stars and look forward to more from this author.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.