Friday, March 24, 2017

Review for the book Bully


Bully is a fast paced legal thriller where "The L Word" meets "Kramer vs Kramer." Bully begins in the 1980s when courts routinely stripped LGBT parents of their parental rights solely because they were gay. Bully then shifts to the 2000s to explore a typical lesbian relationship wherein Lisa meets Windy and they quickly fall for each other, despite Lisa’s plans for a baby. Although Lisa and Windy never marry, when Lisa breaks it off because Windy reveals herself to be a deadbeat, Windy files for custody of Lisa’s daughter to fatal effect… Bully explores the legal and emotional issues faced by single parents in the LGBT community and leaves readers asking the question: what rights do parents really have? It has been said, “In a world without law, you have chaos, oppression and tyranny and everyone doing what is right in their own eyes.” Bully is that story.

My Review
I loved this book. For me it really hit home. My mom is a lesbian and was in a relationship with a woman who was lazy and when they split she tried to get custody of us. Even though she had no blood or legal relationship to us we still had to go to court.
You spend a lot of time wondering as a parent are we going to lose our kids to someone who has no right to them. Especially when you have had similar things happen. As I read this I felt like I knew what they were feeling. You connected to the characters and felt for Lisa and her daughter having to go through this. 
I haven't read any books that talked about legal issues with lesbian before and I loved it. Definitely be recommending this to others.

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Emme Dun has been a lawyer for 23 years working in both the private and public sectors including clerking for a trial court judge. While in law school, Emme served as the president of the LGBT student group and had her student note published in the law journal. Bully is her first novel.

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