Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter
Ashley is an artist and has become accustomed to being ridiculed for simply being herself. Would she feel differently about herself if her mom thought differently of her? Does she make choices based on how she perceives how others expect her to behave, and does she subconsciously draw their attention to her flaws? She’ll never beat them at their own game. Will Matt ever know how much she cares about him? “Unfortunately, bullying doesn’t stop when you grow up. It just looks a little different.”
The author, Aimee L. Salter, was a victim of bullying herself and has written a very personal story to inform others that there is help and that there are people out there who value them exactly as they are.
This is an emotional and very raw story that shows bullying at its worst which is a serious issue in society today. One feels the pain and fear of the main character and I couldn’t put this book down.