Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday Review: We're Done


What if it turns out that YOU'RE the bully - and you didn't know it?

Up until now, life has been good for 13-year-old Luke. He's good at sports, attractive, and he's a big wheel at Heyworth Academy, his private school. He likes to tease, and poke fun at the other kids, but that's just because he likes having fun. But things start to fall apart, six weeks into eighth grade, when Luke commits an act of 'goofing around' that ends up costing him his best friend and his beloved private school.

After he's expelled, Luke transfers to his local school, Carlyle. Now, he's on the outside looking in. His looks, and background (not to mention his Heyworth hoodie), make him stand out, and the tough guys zero in on him right away.

The upside-down world that Luke finds himself in at Carlyle gives him a whole new way of looking at things. Can he recover from losing his school, and his best friend, and find new friends and a way to fit in at Carlyle?


Judy Irwin writes books about kids dealing with everyday stuff, like parents and divorce, friendships and bullies, and figuring out how to handle different situations and circumstances. So far, she's written two books: We're Done, and What Did You Say? We're Done is about 13-year-old Luke and how he figures out what went wrong when he's kicked out of school for a bullying incident. In What Did You Say?, 12-year-old Tash tries to figure out what life will be like following her parents' divorce. In this book, which takes place at a trailer park up north, Tash first meets Luke, Jon and Polly.

Judy lives in Toronto, Canada, with a dog, a cat, and two hamsters, plus her husband and two children, ages 10 and 13. She studied English Literature at the University of Toronto. She always wanted to be a writer. She wrote her first book in fourth grade - it was about a boy called Japan, who lived in Japan. In addition to writing books, Judy is a freelance business writer.

Judy will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
Judy Irwin
Amazon Author Page
We’re Done by Judy Irwin


Mary Preston said...

Such a turn around for Luke to be on the receiving end. I wonder if he comes to realize about his earlier actions.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Judy today

Ingeborg said...

I just saw a story on bullying last night on the local news. The subject is very sad.

Judy Irwin said...

Many thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

This will be an interesting take aon the subject!


Catherine Lee said...

Judy...How much inspiration comes from your own kids? They're the right age. Has either been bullied? I'm sure that they're experiences can help you keep your books "real."
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Chrysrawr said...

I wonder how the title was created. When I first read of this tour, I thought it was a YA about a couple splitting up. Haha.

Thanks for the review!

Carin said...

This is a very timely subject and told from a different POV! Looks great! mawmom at gmail dot com

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