Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Operation: Bully Renovation by Katy Newton Naas


BLURB:

After a car accident, bully Jack Sullivan needs a tissue donor. Strangely, he then begins having memories from events that never actually happened to him–memories of being bullied by bigger, meaner boys. Jack learns he is experiencing cellular memory, which makes him receive the memories of his tissue donor…who just so happened to be a weak, helpless victim of bullying. How can he make it right? 

Jack Sullivan is Blackwell Middle School’s scariest bully. When students and teachers see him coming down the hallway, they run the other way. He has no friends; he doesn’t need them. School is a waste of his time.

But after a car accident with his father leaves him in need of surgery, Jack has to have a tissue donor. Strangely, he then begins having memories from events that never actually happened to him–memories of being bullied by bigger, meaner boys. Jack learns he is experiencing cellular memory, which makes him receive the memories of his tissue donor…who just so happened to be a weak, helpless victim of bullying.

Jack decides he has to make things right. To do that, he offers each of his former victims an apology, along with the chance to let each one choose a way to get even with him. But Jack quickly learns that earning their forgiveness won’t be easy...

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 10 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

A bully wanting to renew himself?! This book is a great read for bullies to read. 

The bully of Blackwell Middle School, Jack, has a terrible car accident. Jack needs tissue from a former patient at the hospital that didn't survive a car accident. When Jack gets the tissue, he starts to have the donor's memories and he feels like he needs to make it up to everyone that he has ever bullied. Jack would do any....I mean anything to make it up to the people he hurt. 

This novel is heartbreaking because of the change of heart that we see happen from the main character, Jack. 

My favorite part is when Jack went up to the boy he bullied in gym. The boy told Jack that he didn't want any thing because Jack's change of heart answered his prayers. 

I recommend this book for people ready to forgive, forget and the people that need to apologize to those they have done wrong. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11 and up.