October is Anti-bullying month:
10 paperback copies of PURE TRASH by Bette A. Stevens available:
October 10 – November 10, 2013
“Pure Trash is unlike any story I’ve read. At first, it reads like a memoir from Reminisce Magazine, but as the story unfolds, I connected with the characters at a deep level. The author explores prejudice, class division, alcoholism, poverty, injustice, and bullying. It’s a story all audiences over the age of ten can enjoy. While reading this story, the reader will experience the joy of a carefree Saturday and the blistering pain of feeling not quite good enough.” (excerpt from Book Review by Tricia Drammeh, Authors to Watch) http://www.authorstowatch.com/2013/10/book-review-pure-trash.html
The year is 1955. If you grew up in the 1950s and the 1960s, you may be among those who like to recall those good old Happy Days of television fame. Even younger generations enjoy watching the old TV reruns to get a peek into what life was like back then.
Nine-year-old Shawn Daniels is ready to embark on a Saturday adventure with his younger brother Willie. They’re off to search for trash to turn into treasure. It’s going to be a great day. Shawn is sure of it. No school and no bullies to remind him that he’s not one of the crowd. PURE TRASH is a short story about bullies and what it’s like to be bullied. It may redefine your concept of bullying. If you were a child who was thought of as different in some way, you know what bullying is about: torment, persecution, intimidation, to name a few of its descriptors. For Shawn and Willie, their difference is based upon the social status of the dysfunctional family and the alcoholism and abject poverty in which they grew up. This short story is a prequel to Stevens’s upcoming novel.
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- October is Anti-Bullying Month! (specialolympicslouisiana.wordpress.com)
- “PURE TRASH, The Story” by Bette A. Stevens, a Review by Susan Hornbach (4writersandreaders.com)
- Pure Trash Has Been Added to Book Club Reading List (4writersandreaders.com)
- A 1950s Short Story Review by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones (4writersandreaders.com)
- PURE TRASH Author’s to Watch Book Review: “Unlike any story I’ve read…” (4writersandreaders.com)