Rex is not excited about middle school. He can’t see the board at all, and his teachers keep yelling at him for it. When he learns he needs glasses, his family can only afford the ugliest pair in the store–and now he’s being bullied for it. His mom just doesn’t seem to understand. Can a new friend help him feel confident again?
Ms. Faith says: “This was an excellent book that not only dove into kids wearing glasses and being bullied for it but also touched on a lot of other subjects, as well – bullying/being bullied for all sorts of stupid reasons, poverty, annoying parents, annoying siblings, divorce, disabilities, unseen disabilities…did I mention annoying parents? This was an absolutely amazing graphic novel. Super easy to read. Totally relatable (whether you wear glasses or not) and with an ending that will make you tear up a bit. On a personal note, I had to start wearing glasses when I was seven years old, and the kids were brutal. Probably because I picked out this huge pair of bright red specks…but still!! Kids can be awful, and this book was spot on! If you’ve been bullied, read this book. If you’re a parent of a bullied kid, read this book. If you’re a bully, read this book. This book is for everyone!!”