Chilling New Novel by Amanda M. Thrasher Addresses Consequences of Cyber Bullying
Cyber bullying defined as the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person, often done anonymously, using the Internet or other technologies, such as cell phones. Out-of-hand for many tweens and teens.
Thrasher's latest novel The Greenlee Project takes an emotional glimpse into the reality of cyber bullying. Cruel betrayal of such magnitude devastates her main character, Greenlee Lynn Granger, forcing her to make mature decisions teens are often pressured to make due to such terrible acts. The main characters decisions address the outcome of her persecutors, including their punishment, and their future options. Students witness bullying online on a daily basis. This book has the ability to bring to light issues and situation kids have today, and can help them understand the seriousness of their actions and the consequences that can occur. It can encourage and stimulate conversation about bullying and cyber bullying between parents, kids, teachers, and others in the community. If one student reads this book and it shapes the view or positively impacts the decision they make when encountered with bullying situations, than it is a success.
"The Greenlee Project is a captivating fictional story addressing critical real-life issues that tweens and teens face today. Bullying and cyber-bullying are part of our society today that has had tragic consequences for many. Amanda Thrasher, is a talented author, who has delivered a story that is both compelling and also thought-provoking. You can feel the emotions of each of the characters as the story unfolds along this journey. It will leave you with the desire to change the world around you and to talk to others about the increasing severity of bullying and cyber-bullying. With the discussion questions included, this is an excellent choice for book-clubs and middle school language arts classes. Such a critical and important story." - Lisa Robinson, CFLE, OK
"The Greenlee Project is a touching and chilling cautionary tale that every teen should read. Amanda Thrasher gives us interesting and compelling characters, a well-crafted plot, and a breathless pace. Her teens are so real that you will feel you know them personally. Normal adolescent insecurity and thirst for acceptance trumps friendship and consideration, leading to a nightmare: a runaway chain of uncaring unflattering, and unmerciful photos and posts, threatens to destroy friendships, self-regard, and careers. Technology magnifies the worst instincts of the people involved, while the victims must decide how to face up to their tormentors. Teens will find 'The Greenlee Project' a compelling read and helpful guide, while adults will see the challenges today's teens face. This is a grand and important story..." - David A. Bedford, Ph.D. Instructor of Spanish at TCU
About the Author: Amanda M. Thrasher born in England, moved to Texas, resides there still. Creative writing always a passion, became a full-time career. Author of several titles: The Greenlee Project, Mischief in the Mushroom Patch, A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch, The Ghost of Whispering Willow, Sadie's Fairy Tea Party and There's a Gator Under My Bed!
Other Publications include, What If...A Story of Shattered Lives, written for the Texas Municipal Education Center, part of the D.R.S.R. (Driving on the Right Side of the Road) program. This script is geared toward teen safety while driving. Visit author website for details: www.amandamthrasher.com
Thrasher conducts workshops, speaks with elementary, middle and high school children, speaks at conferences and works closely with local Barnes and Nobles raising funds through community Book-Fair programs. She contributes to a blog, an online magazine, and assists other authors with their work.
Book Title: The Greenlee Project
Author website: www.amandamthrasher.com
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