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M.G. Higgins · 3 read

Nly Muslim and the new black girl the only African American in school Who let you into the suburbs? Samantha asks Everyone gawks Nasreen has kept her head down for years Eighteen months and she's out she tells herself Off to college Mia is bold Yeah she wishes she were somewhere else but she's n This book is about a young girl named Neema she was sixteen years old in the 11th grade and her boyfriend is named Demonte in the 12th gradehe was going to college soon Neema lived with her mom and her moms boyfriend Neema didn’t like her moms boyfriend One day Neema’s mom’s boyfriend tried to touch her and she told her mom and her mom kicked her out and she had no where to go so she stayed with Demonte but his parents weren’t okay with it so she couldn’t stay long So neema moved in with her Aunt amina Then neema found out she was pregnant then she told Demonte but he wanted nothing to do with her Demonte told Neema to never talk to him again Demonte’s parents knew she was pregnantbut never offered to help her Neema had to tell her mother then they became closer and her mother moved in with her sister Amina I gave this book five stars it’s a very good book It shows how people really are and how someone’s life could really be I’m pretty sure a lot of girls have experienced the same thing as Neema did so they’ll probably really enjoy resemblance And I’m glad at the end of the story neema had her family help her and take care of her child She also had her friends to support her the whole time and she made the right decision to take the responsibilities to keeping the child Conquerors really are and how someone’s life could The Legacy Chronicles: Chasing Ghosts really be I’m pretty sure a lot of girls have experienced the same thing as Neema did so they’ll probably Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, really enjoy A Peoples Tragedy resemblance And I’m glad at the end of the story neema had her family help her and take care of her child She also had her friends to support her the whole time and she made the Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, right decision to take the Sharks responsibilities to keeping the child

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Im Just Me

Ot going to take the bullying lying down She has to live her life Graduate Get into a good school The school administrators are ignorant And worse The bullying escalates Both at school and online The girls come up with a plan to fight back To regain some dignity To turn the tables on the bullies I recently read the fiction book I’m Just Me by MG Higgins in my English class I found this book to be very eye opening about the world we live in today yet so heart warmimg to see the bond formed by two high school girls It brings up the issues of discrimination and bullying that we very much should be addressing today The book is about Mia and Nasreen two different girls coming from completely different backgrounds but yet going through the same situation They are constantly being bullied and harassed at school by other children because of their ethnicity and religious beliefs They are uniue in their own way yet everyone sees these girls differently Their families are not acknowledging the everyday mental abuse they are receiving at school Attacked so much they become the bullies themselves Will the bullying destroy the friendship they have or can they survive and overcome this obstacle in life? I would rate this book four out of five stars The author had a great meaning behind the book and it proved everyone is uniue in their own way It’s eye opening to bullying and discrimination which are very big issues we should well address to everyone Although the book was very heart warming it was a very easy read as a senior in high school but they often use mature language It is confusing to figure out the audience the author has targeted for this book I believe this book is for middle to lower high school students who are really facing the time of bullying the most We should prevent bullying and discrimination before it has started

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Gravel Road award winning realistic teen fiction highlights the talents of our urban street lit authors Each book is approximately 200 pages and is written at a 30 reading level Nasreen and Mia are two very different girls But they stand out at Arondale High And kids make assumptions about the o I wanted to like this I really did It had potential The only reason I gave this 2 stars instead of 1 was because of the sentiment First and foremost I couldn't figure out the target audience for this book It reads like a novel for early middle school all curt sentences and tween grade vocabulary but it regularly used words like raghead darky and whore It was a weird mix of really mature and really really not Secondly the characters were shallow stereotypical and emotionless If they had been fleshed out made into real people with uirks and flaws and passions I feel like I could have liked them but they weren't and I didn't Overall? Choppy bad writing Poor plot Even poorer characters Darn Try again book


10 thoughts on “Im Just Me

  1. says:

    I recently found this book in the dusty corner of my school library and I have to say I am glad that I found this little self published book And before I continue I have to say this is a book that I think everyone who is a minority MUST readThis a novel who follows two girls Mia and Narseen one Muslim and one African American who go to an all white high school in the suburbs And of course they deal with bullying which is what breaks my heartThis book definitely wasn't the best book ever to be written it's short and has a lot of grammatical errors but the premise is so intriguing that I have to say people should read it It's a book that I relate to a lot since I am a minority and I live in the suburbs but the message is so beautiful that I want everyone to read it


  2. says:

    This book is spot on with the daily hell some kids have to go through in high school Kids who are different in any way or not different at all but simply the unlucky winners of that unofficial lottery become to brunt of other kids' mysterious need to be mean Well meaning adults fail to see or look the other way and the targeted kids begin to feel that the only thing they can do is take drastic action on their ownIn this book Mia and Nasreen are lucky because they find one another and become friends Each gives each other a little strength I would read books in this series It absolutely delivers A very uick and easy read without talking down to the reader or being preachy There were places in the reading when I was in tears I could really feel for those kids and it brought back what those years can be likeI recommend this book to adults who work with teens kids who've experienced bullying and kids who may have found themselves on the mean end of the interactions


  3. says:

    I wanted to like this I really did It had potential The only reason I gave this 2 stars instead of 1 was because of the sentiment First and foremost I couldn't figure out the target audience for this book It reads like a novel for early middle school all curt sentences and tween grade vocabulary but it regularly used words like raghead darky and whore It was a weird mix of really mature and really really not Secondly the characters were shallow stereotypical and emotionless If they had been fleshed out made into real people with uirks and flaws and passions I feel like I could have liked them but they weren't and I didn't Overall? Choppy bad writing Poor plot Even poorer characters Darn Try again book


  4. says:

    This book has a great concept two girls who stand out as outsiders in their mostly white high school fight back against bullying The bullying they face is often racist and Islamophobic which can be hard to read but is believable Nasreen is the only Muslim girl at the high school her parents immigrated from Pakistan and Mia is the only African American student It's nice to read a book from their perspectives the chapters alternate and see them struggling against racism and awful kids I wish the book hadn't had them take things too far as it lost the chance to be complex and subtle with the topic That being said it's still a good very readable book worth recommending


  5. says:

    This was a really emotional book It really struck my heart because I know that there are many kids out there getting bullied and if I'm witnessing it then I'll help in anyway I can Don't get me wrong I love this book but I just don't like the ending I guess it is a little insight of what actually happens and it's not just rainbows and happy smiles but I just really wanted it to have a happy ending but I don't feel like it was


  6. says:

    This book is about a young girl named Neema she was sixteen years old in the 11th grade and her boyfriend is named Demonte in the 12th gradehe was going to college soon Neema lived with her mom and her moms boyfriend Neema didn’t like her moms boyfriend One day Neema’s mom’s boyfriend tried to touch her and she told her mom and her mom kicked her out and she had no where to go so she stayed with Demonte but his parents weren’t okay with it so she couldn’t stay long So neema moved in with her Aunt amina Then neema found out she was pregnant then she told Demonte but he wanted nothing to do with her Demonte told Neema to never talk to him again Demonte’s parents knew she was pregnantbut never offered to help her Neema had to tell her mother then they became closer and her mother moved in with her sister Amina I gave this book five stars it’s a very good book It shows how people really are and how someone’s life could really be I’m pretty sure a lot of girls have experienced the same thing as Neema did so they’ll probably really enjoy resemblance And I’m glad at the end of the story neema had her family help her and take care of her child She also had her friends to support her the whole time and she made the right decision to take the responsibilities to keeping the child


  7. says:

    Nasreen and Mia meet on the school bus on the first day of school Both girls Muslim and black respectively are bullied mercilessly by the peers to the point that the girls do not feel comfortable in their own school After attempting to get adult help to no avail the girls begin to bully back escalating the problem to a new level This book highlighted a very realistic bullying scenario in which the victims are not perfect and do not take the high ground in order to alleviate the situation Although I felt that the bullying was a little to wrapped up in the end the two girls faced down their fears and attempted to make the best of their situations This novel also illustrates the mingling of various cultures and how that plays out within the novel It feels as though many readers would be able to connect to the story and the characters


  8. says:

    I recently read the fiction book I’m Just Me by MG Higgins in my English class I found this book to be very eye opening about the world we live in today yet so heart warmimg to see the bond formed by two high school girls It brings up the issues of discrimination and bullying that we very much should be addressing today The book is about Mia and Nasreen two different girls coming from completely different backgrounds but yet going through the same situation They are constantly being bullied and harassed at school by other children because of their ethnicity and religious beliefs They are uniue in their own way yet everyone sees these girls differently Their families are not acknowledging the everyday mental abuse they are receiving at school Attacked so much they become the bullies themselves Will the bullying destroy the friendship they have or can they survive and overcome this obstacle in life? I would rate this book four out of five stars The author had a great meaning behind the book and it proved everyone is uniue in their own way It’s eye opening to bullying and discrimination which are very big issues we should well address to everyone Although the book was very heart warming it was a very easy read as a senior in high school but they often use mature language It is confusing to figure out the audience the author has targeted for this book I believe this book is for middle to lower high school students who are really facing the time of bullying the most We should prevent bullying and discrimination before it has started


  9. says:

    A rare book that addresses intense high school issues like bullying sexual comments and religious bigotry without becoming in and of itself a crass book It felt sadly believable and intese wit the complexity remaining accessible to low readers Well done


  10. says:

    I loved this book and I would definfitley recommend it for anyone in my age group high school This book is impossible to put down and personally i could relate to one of the characters in this book in many ways I loved this book and cant wait to read by the author


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