Social drama for young teens about bullying
All About Daisy (Daisy Rose Brown #1) by O’Dell Hutchison
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: April 19, 2011
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry
Daisy Rose Brown is a 14-year-old freshman who has been the victim of bullying at school for years, beginning shortly after the death of her mother. She is determined to make a fresh start in high school and to reinvent herself.
Daisy has a very sad, tragic life, and as someone who rarely reads social dramas and much prefers comedy, I personally found this story very depressing. However, many readers enjoy sad stories, and I would not grade it down for that reason, especially since Daisy has a strong growth arc and the book has a positive, hopeful ending. The author also does a very good job of illustrating just how destructive bullying is by showing Daisy bullied by two main girls, from two different extremes of the social spectrum.
Drama Plot: 4