Bully (Fall Away #1) by Penelope Douglas

Overall Rating: # Stars
Title: Bully
Author: Penelope Douglas
Series: Fall Away #1
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible

My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he’ll barely even speak to me.

But he still won’t leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I’m done hiding from him now, and there’s no way in hell I’ll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It’s time to fight back.

I’m not going to let him bully me anymore.

***This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations.



Ok, so, maybe this was my fault. I shouldn’t have read this book in the first place and I probably should have just DNF’d it.

Really, if you dislike a book enough to give it less than 3 stars, why did you finish it in the first place? (This question is 100% directed at myself, btw.)

To be honest? I was holding out hope that there would be redemption. I read so many reviews by readers I trust talking about how much they loved this book and the characters and I just… I just didn’t.

In fact, I loathed Jared. He was so disgusting to Tate that very little could have redeemed his character and he didn’t come anywhere near doing any of those things.

I wanted to like this book. I absolutely loved Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas, and I had high hopes for my second read by her … and I was just so let down by this one.

I’m not going to go into a rant about bullying, but just know that if you are sensitive to it, obviously this book is just not for you.

Audiobook Performance: 3 stars


Butterfly Rating: 0 Stars


Re-read Worthiness: No

Bookshelf Placement: No

Book Boyfriend Rating: 0 stars





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