Jenn’s Audiobook Review: Bully by Penelope Douglas

Posted March 8, 2016 by jenncobb in Audiobook Review, Books / 1 Comment

Jenn’s Audiobook Review: Bully by Penelope DouglasBully by Penelope Douglas
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Published by InterMix on February 18th 2014
Genres: Chick Lit, Romance
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Source: Purchased

My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he'll barely even speak to me.

But he still won't leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way in hell I'll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.

I'm not going to let him bully me anymore.

***This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations.


4  stars

Tate and Jared were best friends for years. They did pretty much everything together and then Jared went to spend a summer with his dad when they were 14 years old. When he came back he was a completely different person. He wasn’t the sweet and kind friend to Tate like before, he was like transformed into a person who couldn’t seemed to hate her more by each day.

So for the next couple of years all their friendship just vanished and the hate grow more and more. Jared did everything in his power to hurt Tate in every way possible like a true bully.

Tate went to France for a year and when she came back she too was a different person now. No more, poor Tate. This new Tate will fight back.

The first book I read from Penelope was Corrupt and dear God it has been weeks now but I still can’t seem to move on from it or forget about it. Well that will never happen anyway. So I got recommended Bully as well as the whole Falling Away series.

This story is similar but not as intense so maybe that is why I wasn’t feeling it at first but then as the story unraveled itself my attention woke up and this book had my full focus.

I liked this one very much, the story was well written and thoughtful. There is a deeper meaning with this captivating and intense plot. The characters were well developed and perfectly described. Every day people with their own secrets and scars on their souls. This left me craving for next book in the series more than I could imagine. I can say without a doubt that Penelope Douglas has gotten herself one new devoted fan in me.

Abby Craden is a new narrator to me and it was interesting to see how she would make this book alive and portrait it. She did a good job, I was really into the way she leads you through the book. The emotions Tate felt were slightly stronger than Jared’s but is still felt realistic and believable.

A good book that I would definitely recommend others to read!




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