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Mean Little People

Mean Little People Seven year old Tony has one choice to live or to die My name is Tony When I was seven years old the bullies in my class almost killed me my father was angry that I let it happen but he always hated me

  • Title: Mean Little People
  • Author: Paige Dearth
  • ISBN: 9781544212654
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seven year old Tony has one choice to live or to die.My name is Tony.When I was seven years old the bullies in my class almost killed me my father was angry that I let it happen but he always hated me.At thirteen I went to prison for a crime I didn t commit it was the worst experience of my life.Living on the streets was hard being part of a gang was harder.Oh, and I diSeven year old Tony has one choice to live or to die.My name is Tony.When I was seven years old the bullies in my class almost killed me my father was angry that I let it happen but he always hated me.At thirteen I went to prison for a crime I didn t commit it was the worst experience of my life.Living on the streets was hard being part of a gang was harder.Oh, and I did find people to love along the way and, I would do anything to protect them Anything WARNING 18 Readers Only Graphic content and subject matter.

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    1. 3.5 Stars. Whew! Brutal read and difficult to rate!First and foremost, be forewarnedAN LITTLE PEOPLE is a tough, dark read.a violent and often gruesome readlled with despicable acts of physical and verbal abuse, mutilations and tortuous cruelty beginning to end.Now, if you still want to proceed, meet five year old Tony Bruno.he is a good kid who is continually brutalized and bullied at schoold when he goes home.he receivest sympathy and comfort, but more physical abuse from his worthless father. [...]

    2. Mean Little People takes us through the life of a young promising boy that has to live in a harsh world, surrounded by terrible people. Being unfamiliar with the author I was shocked by the crudeness in which violence was depicted, there were so many moments when I was sure that there’s no way she would go as far as actually showing the deed, but Paige Dearth doesn’t shy away from showing the countless cruelties that Tony has to suffer. This book is not for the faint of heart as it goes to r [...]

    3. I wanted to run, screaming in disbelief from this story and yet, I had to read every single word, not as a voyeur to the events portrayed, but as a human being aghast that any living creature should be a victim of Tony’s life. Paige Dearth knows abuse and this is her vehicle to awaken the world to the brutality of what can happen beyond our little corner of the world. MEAN LITTLE PEOPLE is by far, one of the most difficult to read books I have ever reviewed.Tony is the boy we pretend not to se [...]

    4. This is the first ebook I got from NetGalley to review and it is so worth it! I finished it in 3 days! Definitely one of my new favorites.***This book started out with all types of feels. Sympathy, empathy, hopelessness, vulnerability, fear, rage, overwhelming sadness, this is a very emotional book with graphic details***I genuinely had to put it down after the prologue for a few minutes and collect myself. Opening with Tony, a kid just wanting to fit in and be a part of something bigger, gets b [...]

    5. DNF at 16%, not because the book was badly done in any way, but because I couldn't stand the subject matter any longer. This was completely my own responsibility and not the result of misleading marketing on the book. The book clearly tells us what happens inside in the summary, it was my own fault I picked it up even though I knew full well this subject isn't for me.Nevertheless, thank you to NetGalley for giving me a free copy of this book to review.

    6. Just an amazing read. Dark, visceral and very well written. There are very few books that I've found that I couldn't put down. This is one of them. Excellent character development and none of the useless filler that is so many times used by authors to make their books longer. This book is no snooze fest. It keeps the reader interested from start to finish. I'm immediately buying the author's other works as I know I won't be disappointed.

    7. I found "Mean Little People" by Paige Dearth to be a bit of a hard read. The writing is good and so is the story line but the things Tony had to go through were difficult to read and I had to keep putting the book down.Tony has had a hard life from the very beginning. He is bullied by other school children and faces abuse at home. After finally being kicked out from his home at the young age of 13, Tony tries desperately to find a place he can call home but keeps going down the wrong path. I kep [...]

    8. This story begins when Tony Bruno is 7 years old and follows him through young adulthood. It is bleak, brutal, and at times shocking. Life for Tony is nothing but pain. He is taunted, beaten and bullied nearly to death by his classmates, belittled and beaten at home by his good for nothing father, friendless and alone in his misery. He is subjected to every abuse imaginable. Physical, emotional, and later sexually assaulted, which was quite difficult to readI had to put this book down twice and [...]

    9. I wanted to run away, screaming in terror from this story so many times while reading it. It is the most difficult book to get through as well as review I have ever read. Nothing could have prepared me for this story and the horrors that awaited me within it. I can't even write this review without crying.Tony was bullied at school as well as at home by his father. At just 13 years old he paid the price for a crime he didn't commit. He went to juvenile detention, where the adults are supposed to [...]

    10. This is a quite dark, action-packed thriller with both bullying and revenge in large, detailed doses. I read a lot of thrillers and horror, so dark subject matter doesn’t particularly bother me. But by the end it felt like too much—there wasn’t much that was redeeming or hopeful in the story. Bad things keep happening to Tony to the point of being unrealistic and just a drag. True, thrillers don’t have to have a “happily ever after”, but Tony’s story got me sympathetically involved [...]

    11. If you think that you are a slow reader, this book will change that!The pages couldn't fly fast enough. I wanted, okay, needed to know more of what is going on, what is going to happen!! You will probably need to take a few breathers, this story has it's graphic moments. Ms. Dearth goes into vivid detail to ensure that you are placed right amidst the action, feeling all that it is possible to feel, no matter how shocking. I'll definitely be reading more from this Author!!I received an early rele [...]

    12. ( 4.5 stars out of 5 )An action-packed, heart-wrenching and vividly graphic novel that realistically exposes the grittiest parts of humanity.Tony has always led a tormented life. Born to an alcoholic, physically abusive father -- he is bullied at home and school. In a fit of rage, Tony fights back against his school tormentors, earning the respect of other kids and the lifelong friendship of the ringleader. Defending the defenseless leads him to another friendship with Salvatore -- a mob boss's [...]

    13. *****Copy of book provided by NetGalley for honest review.*****From a young age Tony is bullied at school and at home by his father. His mother is unable to protect him as she herself is battered by her husband and her father abused her mother too. This was such a heartbreaking story and all I could think was that these things happen in real life. In a twist of faith his bully becomes his best friend and is soon joined by another. I was routing for things to get better but he is soon thrown out [...]

    14. I have read several books by Paige Dearth and all have been excellent. A very emotional book and heartbreaking. Looking forward to reading more by this author.

    15. Paige Dearth’s Mean Little People is a difficult book to review. Her plotting and story arches are excellent but her characterisations and dialogue are very stilted and at times implausible due to the limitations of her writing style. Mean Little People has a lot going for it. As stated above, the plotting and situations are above par and keeps the reader enthralled within the story structure. It is very episodic and there are many things within this framework that work extremely well. The mai [...]

    16. WhewI need to take a shower after reading this bookFirst of all, if you have any PTSD triggers to bullying, rape, many types of abuse, or violence - this might NOT be the story for you. It starts out at a 100mph and it's pedal to the metal after that.The story starts out with 7 year-old Tony Bruno being ruthlessly bullied by his classmates and physically abused by his father. And as the years pass, the action ramps up.Tony does what he has to to survive and this is a dark, dark story of him grow [...]

    17. I received a free copy of 'Mean Little People' in exchange for an honest review.What a dark book. We meet Tony Bruno at age 7. An outcast, bullied and abused by his peers and his own father, the poor kid hasn't got a lot going for him right from the start. He eventually learns to stand up for himself and finds friends, but then also finds himself taking the rap for one of them and landing himself in juvie - which results in a huge downwards spiral for him. It's pretty hard hitting, as although w [...]

    18. This is a dark book. Tony is bullied at school, bullied at home by his father, winds up in Juvie where horrible things happen to him, lives on the streets and pretty much raises himself. Just when you think things are in an upswing you get the rug pulled out from under you. It is an emotional roller coaster of a book. As a Philly girl I loved the setting and Dearth really brings South Philly to life, North Philadelphia has changed a bit from the time this book is set but I remember when it was t [...]

    19. Wow what a brutal read this was, very hard to read in parts due to the nature of the book and what happens to 5yr old Tony both at home and at school. His life is just awful and there's no respite from the bullying, abuse and neglect.It's such a dark and twisted book but highly enjoyable also (sick as that sounds). It tells the story of Tony from been a young boy to an adult and all the trials and tribulations of his life. It's about nature and nurture and just how wrong it can go when kids are [...]

    20. Received from the author through I'm not going to reiterate the story, as many people have done it. I gave this review 4 stars for keeping the momentum going and being a good story about why this kid went bad because that's all he could be if he wanted to survive. The one star I left out was for inconsistent language (Tony's, and yeah, that gets me), corny situation with the girlfriend-become-wife, and Tony finding what he needed when he needed it (a place to stay, a way to make a little money, [...]

    21. I requested this book on Netgalley in return for an honest reviewThis is one of the most disturbing books I ever read. It comes close to The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum. What intrigued me the most is the fact that you're following Tony Bruno from his childhood till his late teens, early twenties. You experience his harsh life at home, at school and how all of these experiences turn him into the person you need to fear for. The brutality and gruesomeness is high level in this book, but makes i [...]

    22. Thank you Netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.Wow! Paige you have done it again. Excellent reading. As the forward said, you are the best in "real-life horrorI did think that you went a little bit soft on us with this one though. I absolutely love Paige's books because I know that I am not just starting a quick and easy reading session and on to the next one. I know that at some time in the story I will be in the grips of a very vivid moment unable to go to the next senten [...]

    23. I don't know about being a BORN MOBSTER but life has certainly forced Tony down that path. From a young child, Tony faced bullying at school and abuse at home. Even so, he was still a child that could experience love. It wasn't until he went to Juvie to save a friend that he experienced the true depravity that adults can drop too. Even after reading this story, I can't say whether or not I enjoyed it. It kept me reading but it is far from a comfortable story. Tony is a strong individual and I wi [...]

    24. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I've read Paige Dearth's other books, so I was excited when I saw this on Netgalley. Her books are so emotional. She writes about the nitty gritty. Some parts of this book are hard to read, some parts are heartbreaking. I'm definitely a fan of this author and I will continue to read her books. I did find some parts unbelievable, but it did not take away from the overall enjoyment of this book.

    25. On my good consciousness I cannot express my full opinion here, so the rest is at: NightModeReading. 4 out of 5 due to mobster part being interesting, and the separations between mobsters and gangsters being so distinct and well written. Author knows her stuff, she does. What she needs is a very good editor, that's all!

    26. This is not as dark as some of her other stories. BUT I will say that now it makes SO much more sense the one thing that I didn't understand in her other book the connection between the guys. Now I get it. I truly enjoy reading her books and will continue to read what she puts out. They keep me on my toes and I never want to put them down.

    27. Received a copy of Mean Little People by Paige Dearth for an honest review through NetGalley. Thank you for giving me the chance to review! You will need to have an open mind while reading this book. However, if you are not one to read books with rape, bad language, detailed violence or emotional and physical abuse, this book clearly is not for you. For me this book had its moments of not wanting to put it down, to have to put it down because it was a bit too much at times and wanting to violent [...]

    28. Mean Little People is not one of those books that start awful and ends up being all sunshine and flowers afterward. No, this is a story that starts off violent and stays violent the entire book. This is a story that will also break your heart because of the abuse Tony had to deal throughout his life. I will add a trigger warning to this book, so if you trigger easily, do not read the review.Like I said above, this book is very graphic. To be very honest, I almost DNF’d Mean Little People. I co [...]

    29. This was the first book I received for free from Netgalley and I thoroughly enjoyed it.Mean Little People follows the life of Tony Bruno, an average 7 year old just wanting acceptance from his peers and his family and finding nothing but pain and rejection on the way.This book is not for the faint hearted, it contains very graphic violence and delves into very sensitive issues. Tony is bullied to within an inch of his life, sent to prison for something he did not do, raped, kicked out of home, i [...]

    30. Born Mobster about Tony Bruno was a hard read because of the topics, but I couldn't stop reading! I cried many times at the horrific events that destroyed a little boy's soul. I was angry and wish I could reach in and slap the hell out of his mother and father. I must admit that when Tony got revenge throughout the book, as graphic as it was, I wanted to jump for joy and felt a sense of relief for him. The friendships he has with Vincent in Salvatore is of a brotherhood an unbreakable bond and I [...]

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