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JEREMY: EVIL HAS ONE NAME by Matt Hickman

Published May 5, 2016 by Shadow Girl

King Jeremy The Wicked

Clearly I remember
Pickin’ on the boy
Seemed a harmless little fuck
But we unleashed a lion
Gnashed his teeth
And bit the recessed lady’s breast
How could I forget

Jeremy is a pretty normal eleven year old, but things are about to change.

His parents are virtually absent in his life, and his home is a lonely place to be. He doesn’t want for material possessions, all he really wants is his parents time and affection.
Instead they spoil him with expensive gifts to compensate for not spending any time with him. His dad’s priority is his work, and he is rarely home – working late or off on another business trip. His mom considers him to be nothing but a hindrance – she doesn’t have time for that in her all-important, self-involved life. She’d rather spend time with her friends than with her own flesh and blood.

He has two best friends; Cole and Samuel. The trio have been practically inseparable since kindergarten. They stay out of any real trouble, and do well in school. They’re not considered the ‘popular kids’, but they’re not outcasts either.

Within two weeks of starting high school together – all that changed. A minor altercation in the lunchroom turned into constant bullying by two other students. The trio did their best to avoid the bullies, and Jeremy even tried to talk to his mom about the problem. He said “They’re making my life a complete misery”, and she just blew him off with a ‘boys will be boys’ attitude as she got ready to leave for a shopping trip with her friends. The very next day Jeremy and Samuel were attacked by one of the bullies, and a freak accident landed them in the hospital putting Jeremy in a coma and fighting for his life.

Jeremy was a good kid.
He didn’t mean for any of this to happen.
But something sinister rises inside him when he awakes, and for the first time in his life… he feels alive and truly powerful.

 

 

 

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MY BEAUTIFUL SUICIDE (Book 1): By Atty Eve

Published November 30, 2013 by Shadow Girl

My Beautiful Suicide (Book 1)My Beautiful Suicide by Atty Eve
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cosette Hugo is living in a world of terror. She’s being stalked and tortured by a vicious enemy, while the world leaders turn a blind eye to the daily atrocities.
You guessed it, Cosette is in high-school!

Cozy has been going through a lot of emotional turmoil – her parents have divorced, her brother Victor was killed shortly after returning home from Iraq, and on top of it all – she’s being bullied at school, but has no idea why. She just wants to get through this last week of school so she can enjoy her bully free winter break.
Outside of school, the town is in a panic over the Poser Gang, who’s list of victims is growing at an alarming rate, and hitting closer to home than she is comfortable with.
Like the title suggests, her emotions lead her to a very final decision… suicide. When Cosette makes the decision to end her life, she is worried about the people she’s leaving behind. Instead of leaving them with the questions, guilt, or shame that her suicide may bring, she believes that getting herself killed might be a better way to go. She chooses to try and become one of The Poser’s victims – but this decision brings out a darker side of her that she never knew existed. A side that excites and terrifies her at the same time.

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JIMMY By William Malmborg

Published June 4, 2013 by Shadow Girl

Psychology Today states that psychopaths are born, not made.

When the line between fantasy and reality is crossed, there is no turning back to the way things used to be.
Since turning the Hood’s abandoned fall out shelter into his private sex dungeon, and kidnapping Samantha King & Megan Reed, Jimmy Hawthorne is learning this lesson firsthand. It doesn’t take long before real life intrudes, and his fantasy of having his very own sex slaves reminds him of the rabbit he didn’t like taking care of as a kid.
Renacting his favorite scenes from bondage sites and fetish videos only get him so far. As the thrill and excitement wane, he considers just sealing up the shelter and walking away. But, he knows that he would still be drawn to them. Even in death, the call will always be stronger than his will.
Real life contains the regular intrusions as well. a new girlfriend, [Tina], the ass-hat classmates [Brett, Matt, and Paulie], who try to play the ‘bully’ role, and a younger brother, [Alan], who’s perception is just short of Hercule Poirot’s. The local police presence is growing, and his school prom is just around the corner.
All these things combined make for one kick ass and intense story.
This should go without saying, but, JIMMY is an 18+ story. Since I’ve reviewed a couple YA books lately, I figure it can’t hurt to throw that in.

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The 8th By Matt Shaw

Published February 10, 2013 by Shadow Girl

The 8th
Matt Shaw

I am overcome with such emotion right now.

I did not expect this story.

I was expecting a “RAGE” ¹ type of short story. Stephen King pulled every copy of RAGE off the shelves after the massacre at Columbine, and after the recent events at Sandy Hook Elementary, Matt was pondering the same.

Pulling this story would be a tragedy. (At the time of this writing, news is starting to surface of yet another school shooting. This time in California. No concrete information at the moment.)

Every word, from the dedication to the end, holds such raw emotion. I agree with Matt (in the author’s note) when he says that violence is not the answer, but who hasn’t been driven to their absolute limit before? You want so badly for the pain to stop.

THE 8TH is written in a first person narration, like most of the stories I’ve read by M.S. so far. The way he writes really pulls me into the story. That’s one of the reasons that I try to write my reviews right when I finish reading. I’ve been getting so emotional with the last few stories, and I hope I am able to express it in a way you’ll understand me.

It’s about a boy, starting off in a yet another new school, after just moving again due to the fathers job. Another new school – the same old problems. He meets and quickly makes friends with David, another boy whose life is being made a living hell by the schools group of D bags. Meeting David awakens something in him. He can no longer just sit back and be bullied, and he can’t watch it happen to his friend either. The school won’t stop things, parents never realize how bad things are.

It’s a story of sadness, of hurt, and of revenge. But, in keeping with Matt’s style – don’t fool yourself into thinking you know where this story is going. Right when you think you know where you are, he shoves the blindfold over your eyes, spins you around a couple times, and shoves you in the opposite direction.

¹Stephen King – Rage

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Signs that may indicate your child is a bullying victim:

•Comes home with unexplainable injuries

•Comes home with damaged clothing or other belongings •Frequently “loses” items like books, electronics, clothes or other valuable items

•Tries to find excuses to avoid going to school, is often sick or has other excuses

•Hurts themselves like with cutting, burning or eating restrictions

•Loses interest in friends or participating in extra curricular activities

•Acts afraid of going to school or school activities

•Appears moody, anxious, depressed or withdrawn

•Feels helpless Exhibits low self-esteem

NOVA : NETWORK OF VICTIM ASSISTANCE
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In Crisis? Get Help 24 Hours A Day – 800-675-6900

National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 800-723-TALK

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