Greta Grace: A Greta Grace Gibson Story About Bullying and Self-Esteem Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway (5 Winners)
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Greta Grace: A Greta Grace Gibson Story About Bullying and Self-Esteem Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway (5 Winners)

Getting picked on at school is horrible. Having to deal with an experienced bully who knows how to cover her tracks is even more dreadful for a teenager. Find out how Greta Grace learns to handle her worst bully in life coach Joanna O’Reilly Quinn's new book Greta Grace: A Greta Grace Gibson Story About Bullying and Self-Esteem.

My Review

Misery loves company. Greta Grace knows it best when the notorious bully Casey threatens to make her life hard, when her best friend Samantha turns against her to avoid becoming a target of bullying, and when her beloved grandma-like neighbor Mrs. McGee gets an ominous call from the cancer specialist a few days before she falls into a coma that might last forever. Though scared to death deep down in her heart, Greta Grace remains a brave fighter. She refuses to give in to the bully while keeping visiting Mrs McGee like a family member, determined to wait for her to wake up. Just when things start to look better, a new challenge arises...

Written from Greta Grace's perspective, the story reveals the tough inner struggle a teenage girl has to go through when faced with bullying, betrayal, self-image, peer pressure, fear of losing a loved one, budding romance, and many other issues associated with growing up. Thanks to her terrific story-telling skills, the author brings to life a fully developed, highly relatable and likeable lead character, who is smart, strong, kind, and reflective. I'm deeply moved by the unusual bond between Greta Grace and Mrs McGee. Their cross-generational friendship is so precious and admirable.

Also noteworthy is the indispensable role the adult figures (Greta Grace's mother and Mrs McGee) play in providing guidance for Greta Grace and helping her find confidence, courage, and faith. Besides protecting her against bullying, they care to teach her how to love and forgive, which prompts Greta Grace to choose not to take advantage of Casey's secret. I wish the author could spend more time exploring why Casey behaves the way she does, but that may deserve a separate book.

Overall, Greta Grace is an inspiring and heartwarming read with practical life lessons for teenagers and their parents.

About the Book:

Ages 9+ | 190 Pages
Publisher: Emerald Lake Books | ISBN-13: 9781945847448

What’s worse than being invisible? Being noticed by the school bully.

Greta Grace likes her life. She isn’t the most popular girl in school-some days she even feels invisible-but she gets good grades and stays out of trouble.

She has a best friend in Samantha and a grandmotherly neighbor who is never too busy for a chat. Her mom can be a bit overprotective, but Greta Grace doesn’t blame her. Being a single parent probably isn’t the easiest job in the world.

When her longtime crush finally starts noticing her, Greta Grace thinks her life might even be perfect.

But when a merciless bully takes aim at Greta Grace, her carefree existence suddenly ends.

Who ever knew that school could be so hard?

Purchase links: Amazon | Bookshop

About the Author:

Joanna O’Reilly Quinn can usually be found learning something new to teach teens. As a former middle school teacher, founder of Super Empowered One, and life coach, it is no surprise that her middle-grade fiction book, Greta Grace, weaves some teachable moments into her character’s very relatable experiences. Think, middle school… Ahhh!Through her company, Super Empowered One, Joanna teaches kids how to access their confidence, happiness and power, so they can live their best life. Joanna loves writing, the ocean, a good run, and living in Fairfield, Connecticut, with her husband and two kids. Visit her at to learn more about her coaching services and Greta Grace.

If you’re interested in having Joanna conduct a program for your group or come speak to your students, you can contact her at and

One grand prize winner will receive a copy of Greta Grace and a 1-hr parenting coaching session with Joanna Quinn!

Four additional winners will each receive a copy of Greta Grace!

Giveaway ends 10/20. Open to US & Canada only. Please enter below and good luck!

Greta Grace Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Emerald Lake Books. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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