What exactly is exclusion? A look, a comment, a lack of "likes," a snapchat group or a birthday party you weren't invited to?
On NRK Super's popular drama Like Me, a broad target audience saw how new forms of bullying – which too many children and teenagers experience on a daily basis – can happen.
Like Me – Oda and Arin's Diary is written from two perspectives, in diary-form. By reading about the two girls' dilemmas, their inner struggles and pain, the reader can get a greater insight on the invisible bullying depicted in the TV series.
No-one is responsible, but everyone is complicit in the exclusion now occurring in the social arenas today's children and teenagers frequent.
It is tough reading for both children and parents, but – just as it was with the TV series – it is here the book's strength lies, in it's authenticity. Guaranteed to give you a knot in the stomach.
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