Peter Rubin, an overweight tenth-grader, starts a journal to write down his thoughts. Through his very personal and lifelike entries the reader gathers an understanding of his life. But something is wrong. Many of the entries are written on (“PETER RUBIN IS A LOSER!” “FATASS!” “JELLY ROLLS!”), some of them are ripped, there are even horrible pictures scrawled over his most private thoughts.
Will the beautiful new girl at school who sits in front of him think he’s a loser, too? Will Tommy Boots and John, his only two friends, stand by his side? And will the horrible teens who he calls “The Clan,” a group that has dedicated its time to making Peter’s life a living hell, get what they deserve?
The Journal of Peter Rubin can be viewed as an exciting and emotional work of fiction, or it can be viewed as an in-depth psychological study on how teens who are bullied react, consider suicide, and try to survive the horrible abuse they endure everyday at school.
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I had thought that when I changed schools—middle to high—my reputation would change as well. It didn’t. And neither did the group of kids who decided to devote their time to making my life a living nightmare.