Mind Over Bullies - A MOB Forms review by Ampster
Mind Over Bullies: A MOB Forms
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fiction

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Age at time of review - 12
Reviewer's Location - Sioux Center, Iowa, United States
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Many people dream of a band of superheroes coming down from the sky to help them in their misery and pain. To many people, that is impossible, but not to everyone.


Margo is your model teenaged girl. She hangs out with the popular kids, and loves to shop. Margo has always been friends with the school's mean girl, Kat. When Kat dumps her because of a secret that slipped out and starts a full-out, mean-girl battle, Margo is forced to join forces with Chase to defeat all bullies, not just Kat. A few other members join up and the former two person group is renamed the MOB. As the MOB sets out on a quest to stop bullying everywhere, Margo gets wrapped up in a counterfeiting plot bigger than her and her friends. More and more people are joining the counterfeiting scheme every day, and Margo has no way to stop it. As a star reporter for her school newspaper, Margo interviews the victims of the brainwashing counterfeit scheme.


Will Margo get to the bottom of this? The MOB sets out to be bullying superheroes, but against their will they turn into real ones. Can they solve the mystery, or will this be the mighty MOB's final battle?



Mind Over Bullies was an intriguing, thrilling book to read. It kept me on my toes begging for more. Smith's writing is beautiful and enjoyable. I personally thought the counterfeiting twist was ingenious. It was intricate and brought so much life to the overall story. The anti-bullying superheroes were amazing and heart-touching. I loved how brave they were and how differently they confronted the bullies.


The counterfeiting scheme, the bullying, and the regular drama of high school blended together to tell a story that caught my attention and held it for hours. The mystery left me guessing until the very last page. I thought Margo was a strong-willed and independent protagonist. She didn't let people take over for her, and she learned not to let other people's words get to her. I also really enjoyed how the different stories from around the world from different perspectives came together into one climax. The danger and the emotion gave so much depth to this book that it left me aching for a sequel. The book was very well written and captured the thoughts and feelings of bullied teenagers from around the world.


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Content rating - some mature content

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The bullying in this book was an eye-opener, with some cases worse than others. There was attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, and murders. I would recommend this book to ages 12 and up just because of the violence and a couple of instances of sexual bullying.




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