All About Daisy by O’Dell Hutchison

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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
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 378
Source: Purchased
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.
Heroine: 4

Subcharacters: 4

Writing: 4

Drama Plot: 4

Overall: 4

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