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Dont Peak at High School I couldn't tell you how I came across this book but obviously I did somehow and I'm glad I did Bullying will never go away but it could be reduced if adults got involved and weren't so one sided I couldn't believe so many people I admire were contributors Just goes to show that no matter who are you can be bullied Each story made me laugh and cry It's definitely a lot easier to look back and see the bullies lacking something in some way but actually living through it is the hardest part Also telling kids that school 'is the best days of your life' is complete crap It is such a misnomer I can't even begin If society made of an effort to stamp out bullying then we'd be able to co exist in a simpler and easier way If you think you know a kid or teenager going through a rough time this a book that will help start them on a supportive journey knowing that they will never be alone This book is about lot's of famous stars as kids being bullied at school This book gives their views of their life when they were being bullied at school Most of them now wouldn't change a thing because it made them resiliant and famous They tell us how they felt during this period of life and how they over came it All of these bullied kids grew up and became famous in different areas of our society music drama comedy TV hosts etc205 Wordsthe book Much of my school years are lost to me in the mists of time so they could not have been life defining as they were for so many of the celebrities in this worthy tome I cannot remember being bullied at least not in school nor do I remember it as a particularly happy or unhappy time I recall some very good teachers a couple of disgraceful ones and the developing of a love for history I recall some great mates – one still in my life some four decades later – and being woeful at many subjects Obviously I then became a teacherThe notables in ‘Don’t Peak at High School’ are a mixed bunch but all rose above their dreadful school days to prominence despite the best efforts of foul bullies to inflict pain mental degradation and generally to make their lives miserable Tim Ferguson in a newspaper article to mark the book’s release tells of the ultimate payback – sadly not reencountered in his candid chapter and Brendon Cowell rightly tracks the sad life path post school for most bullies But far too many victims do find themselves unable to rise above it all then and into adulthood with some tragically even giving the ultimate justification of the necessity to tackle this odious problemIn my long experience being responsible for behaviour management in schools most bullies are simply thick thugs male and female; the truly dangerous few are the intelligent ones A book like this would never sway the majority from their desire to belittle others as they are mostly miserable within themselves and lack the nous to work out why They will do anything in order to bignote themselves in front of their pathetic acolytes They would never understand even the accessible language used in the book despite all the cussing To buyborrow it would not enter their heads It will though hopefully provide some solace for their victims I was moved by some of the ordeals of those featured particularly Wendy Harmer’s Fiona Scott Norman is to be commended for putting this together and in the hands of a dedicated teacher much great work could be done in the classroom with it Now that social networking adds to the misery of many of our young people this book is a timely and sobering read Probably a three and a half stars read for me extremely positive spin on being bullied and how it shaped these very talented people sends a message that bullying can influence who you become in a good way that the very survival of it makes you stronger makes you independent uniue can potentially give you lifelong skills that are priceless However knowing everything will be great in the end doesn't exactly help you get through it Not what I thought it would be but the individual stories are very inspirational and sometimes that's enough Most would find a relatable story within I enjoyed this book immenselyI picked this book up at a Gold Coast Airport newsagent while waiting for a plane I had this book read by the time I got to bed that nightAs a person who went through those hateful days in high school of being bullied I took comfort and much interest reading about other Australians who had left behind those days and gone on to become articulate and successful Australians For the one in four Australian kids affected by bullying the so called ‘best days of your life’ can feel like Guantanamo Bay for Teens In Don’t Peak At High School Australia’s most talented successful and popular stars reveal how being bullied shaped their lives Surprisingly entertaining and thoroughly inspiring this book will reassure teenagers and provide precious insight for parents and teachers These stories offer strategies to cope and conuer as well as inspiring and inventive ways to deal with what feels like the undealable says editor and energy behind the book Fiona Scott Norman These are stories not only of survival but of people who've flourished despite inauspicious beginnings Coincidence Not likely The irony is that the majority of people who are admired and respected in the world probably came from this kind of background I never went to anything cool the first time I went to a Big Day Out I was 23 and playing at it – Megan Washington Contributors include •Brendan Cowell •Megan Washington •Adam Goodes •Penny Wong •Charlie Pickering •Tim Ferguson •Bindi Cole •Judith Lucy •Paul Capsis •Eddie Perfect •Benjamin Law •Marieke Hardy •Kate Miller Heidke •Wendy Harmer •Brendan Cowell •Adam Boland

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About the Author: Fiona Scott-Norman