Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lone Star Book Blog Tours Presents: The Greenlee Project by Amanda M. Thrasher

THE GREENLEE PROJECT
by
Amanda M. Thrasher 
Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary / Cyber-bullying
Date of Publication: October 31, 2015
Number of Pages: 206
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Social media, cruel jokes, and bitter betrayal - watch your teens!

Greenlee Lynn Granger is about to find out how easily social media can be used as a malicious tool: a normal teen one day and ruined the next. Who knew a boy’s affections would turn her life into such a nightmare? Becoming a designated ‘project,’ a joke in front of the whole school, turns Greenlee’s life upside down. Relationships with her family and friends strained, she is forced to make mature decisions. Greenlee knows her choices will determine the future of her abusers.

An emotional glimpse into the reality of cyber-bullying, The Greenlee Project showcases the all-too-common anonymous and cruel betrayals of others through social media, of such magnitude that it devastates a young teen, her friends, family, and the community. Cyber-bullying affects not just the victims, but everyone around them. After being the target of cyber-bullying, what Greenlee does next is shocking.


Praise for The Greenlee Project

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. Teens will find The Greenlee Project a compelling read and a 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

"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 - NSC


"The Greenlee Project is a wonderful book about a terrible subject. It’s hard to read this book without feeling sad, then angry, then empathetic, then proud." 
– Sherry Leigh Rummel

"I was blown away by The Greenlee Project. You hear so much about bullying and things that teenagers deal with online these days. It’s been a few week since I finished the book, and I’m still thinking about how real the characters are. You feel like you could meet any of them at any high school any where. This book is great for any age group, but teens and their parents should definitely read The Greenlee Project." 
– E. Nieman
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I can never understand why people have to bully others. However, it seems to be more prevalent now that there is social media. I am so glad we did not have facebook when I was in high school! The internet was a few years old, and some of us were definitely in the early chatroom/messenger craze. There was still regular bullying going on, and now that this subject is being talked about more, I realize how often it was occurring. 

I felt so horrible for Greenlee because I knew something terrible was just around the corner. I flew through this book, hoping I was wrong! I liked how the first half of the book was about Greenlee trying to go back to school, and the second half explained what she went through and why she was having such a hard time going back to school in the beginning. 

I can definitely see why this book was a Gold recipient of The Mom's Choice Awards. I really liked how the parents were a part of the story too, and it showed how they had to deal with everything going on, on both sides of the story.

I would recommend this for all preteens, teens, and parents to read. I think it would help open their eyes to this type of behavior and find out whether they are participating in this horrible deed or on their way to being a victim. They would also be more aware in order to help other friends who may have gone or are about to go through something similar. 

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars!

Thank you to Lone Star Book Blog Tours, Amanda M. Thrasher and Rising Phoenix Press for providing me with a book copy in exchange for my honest review!


 


Multiple Award Winning Author Amanda M. Thrasher was born in England, moved to Texas and resides there still. Author of several children’s books including picture books, middle-grade chapter books, YA and even a reader’s theater titled “What If . . . A Story of Shattered Lives.” She conducts workshops, writes a blog and contributes to an online magazine. She’s a multiple Gold recipient of the Mom’s Choice Awards for The Greenlee Project, YA and General Fiction, and for Spider Web Scramble, a Mischief book. As Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, she assists authors with their work and shares her writing process and what she has learned as a publisher with people of all ages.


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