Bottled Up

Bottled Up[Reading] ➿ Bottled Up Author Jaye Murray – Bluevapours.co.uk Pip s desperate to escape his life he s been skipping classes, drinking, getting high Anything and everything to avoid his smug teachers, his sweet but needy little brother, his difficult home life No Pip s desperate to escape his life he s been skipping classes, drinking, getting high Anything and everything to avoid his smug teachers, his sweet but needy little brother, his difficult home life Now he s been busted by Principal Giraldi and given an ultimatum either he shows up for all his classes and sees a counselor after school, or he s expelled Pip s freaked out not because he might get kicked out of school, but by the thought that Giraldi might call his father Because Pip will do anything to avoid his father.

First time novelist Jaye Murray is a social worker who lives in New Rochelle, New York.

Bottled Up ePUB ✓ Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Bottled Up
  • Jaye Murray
  • English
  • 15 July 2019
  • 0142402400

10 thoughts on “Bottled Up

  1. Sierra says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book has been sitting on my shelf for a while, and I finally decided that it was time to read it I was surprised that I really liked this book Pip was always trying to look out for his little brother but ended up being mean and forgetting about him because he was to busy being high or getting drunk But when Mikey got hurt Pip knew that it was time to change something, and he made the changes he needed to He knew that he needed to look out for Mikey and he had to get clean to do that Pi This book has been sitting on my shelf for a while, and I finally decided that it was time to read it I was surprised that I really liked this book Pip was always trying to look out for his little brother but ended up being mean and forgetting about him because he was to busy being high or getting drunk But when Mikey got hurt Pip knew that it was time to change something, and he made the changes he needed to He knew that he needed to look out for Mikey and he had to get clean to do that Pip didn t want to turn into his father and he didn t want Mikey turning out like him either One of my favorite parts of the book Mikey yells again Time out Now what I say with the ball under my arm.He walks over and squats down in front of me He pulls my laces hard and starts tying my shoes And I let him I m not going to be anybody s hero He can do stuff for me sometimes too, like wake me up from myself And I can get my ass to counseling and try to stay clean and sober so I don t forget to pick him up any so I can keep an eye I him I can try that For now I ll do it for him Someday, if it catches on, I ll do it for myself

  2. Kate Stone says:

    So Pip is a guy with a lot of problems.1 His dad s a jerkand an alcoholic.2 His mother s a pill popper.3 He smokes way too much pot.4 His friends are losers.5 He has to take care of his brother.6 When I say his dad s a jerk, I mean, he s an abusive, horrible, alcoholic.I really like the voice in this book Pip seems like one of my high school students Not a specific one, mind you, but he sounds like he could be sitting in my classroom, these thoughts running through his head.Pip s head So Pip is a guy with a lot of problems.1 His dad s a jerkand an alcoholic.2 His mother s a pill popper.3 He smokes way too much pot.4 His friends are losers.5 He has to take care of his brother.6 When I say his dad s a jerk, I mean, he s an abusive, horrible, alcoholic.I really like the voice in this book Pip seems like one of my high school students Not a specific one, mind you, but he sounds like he could be sitting in my classroom, these thoughts running through his head.Pip s headed in the wrong direction when his principal gives him an ultimatum Straighten up, or I call Dad Somehow, no one s thought of this before Seriously, if only it were that easy to get kids to think about straightening up Anyway, I really like the adventure Pip goes on, it s hilly, rough, and scary, but he keeps plowing right through

  3. Mike Frost says:

    I read the book Bottled Up By Jaye Murray This book is about your typical rebel teenage chid Pip being raised in a poor environment His little brother Mikey didn t understand the whole concept of life yet and was in an abusive household Pip has an alcohol and drug addiction which I think is from looking for the easy way out in life, but he rarely goes to school and when he goes to school he tends to either get into some trouble or just skips.Overall I thought that this book was pretty good I read the book Bottled Up By Jaye Murray This book is about your typical rebel teenage chid Pip being raised in a poor environment His little brother Mikey didn t understand the whole concept of life yet and was in an abusive household Pip has an alcohol and drug addiction which I think is from looking for the easy way out in life, but he rarely goes to school and when he goes to school he tends to either get into some trouble or just skips.Overall I thought that this book was pretty good it kept my attention thourghout the story and really made me wonder what was going to happen next

  4. Haley Dearth says:

    Personal Response Bottled Up by Jaye Murray has a very good plot and is a very easy read The author includes the main focus of this book right away, making it less confusing While reading, I never am bored by the plot The author includes all the necessary characters, helping this book feel complete Overall, I rate this book a four out of five because it is well written with great descriptions.Plot Summary The book starts out by introducing the main character, Pip Pip feels the need to use d Personal Response Bottled Up by Jaye Murray has a very good plot and is a very easy read The author includes the main focus of this book right away, making it less confusing While reading, I never am bored by the plot The author includes all the necessary characters, helping this book feel complete Overall, I rate this book a four out of five because it is well written with great descriptions.Plot Summary The book starts out by introducing the main character, Pip Pip feels the need to use drugs and drink alcohol to get him through his stressful days He has a bad home life and has to take care of his six year old brother, Mikey His dad is a bad alcoholic mentally and physically abuses his family, including his mom Pip is skipping class lately and is getting in trouble alot His principle decides to threaten expulsion on pip unless he goes to counseling and doesn t skip class Since Pip is afraid of his dad hurting him, he agrees to going to counseling At first he is very distant with the counselor, and he is told that he needs to be clean in order to stay in counseling Throughout this whole book, Pip realizes that he is turning into his dad and does not want to be a bad influence on his brother Pip gets clean after multiple relapses and changes his life around for himself and his brother Characterization Pip is very guarding of his emotions and uses drugs to escape the reality of his toxic home life He pushes his little brother away when in reality he should be caring for and protecting him He is told to attend counseling and it changes his entire life around Pip opens up and realizes how he can have a better life for himself without drugs and by being a good kid at school Mikey is Pip s six year old brother who is very innocent and doesn t understand the toxicity of his household yet He asks pointless questions to Pip about candy and other things During the middle of this book after some incidents, Mikey stops talking and gets angry instead of sad just like his brother After Pip decides to change and become a better brother, Mikey changes and turns back into his old self asking pointless questions Setting This book occurs in a smaller town during modern times I know this book takes place in a smaller town because some of the cops know him as well as some other characters This book takes place in modern times because the main character and his friends all have cell phones If this book is in a bigger town, it might be easier for Pip to avoid the people he doesn t want to see on a daily basis Thematic Connection The theme of second chances is the most relevant in this book Throughout this entire book, Pip is given the chance of a second try at life He is given a second chance from his principal, local police officer, little brother, counselor, and many other characters This theme is very important, because if Pip isn t given support or second chances he will go off the deep end Recommendations I would recommend this book to people in high school because this book includes drugs and abuse in the family Some younger kids may not take this book seriously or may take it too seriously in some situations I believe some younger kids can handle this book, but it includes some graphic moments with physical and mental abuse Even though the main character is a male, I believe everyone could relate in some way to him

  5. Olive says:

    The book Bottled Up by Jaye Murray is an interesting take on the minds of maladjusted and jaded adolescents everywhere It provides a fresh perspective on the reasoning behind how some teens may act, by using her own characters to do so Pip, our protagonist, has had his fair share of hardships His father being a mentally and physically abusive alchoholic, his mother who tries her best to keep the household together but falls victim to addiction of prescription medicine, and Pip s younger br The book Bottled Up by Jaye Murray is an interesting take on the minds of maladjusted and jaded adolescents everywhere It provides a fresh perspective on the reasoning behind how some teens may act, by using her own characters to do so Pip, our protagonist, has had his fair share of hardships His father being a mentally and physically abusive alchoholic, his mother who tries her best to keep the household together but falls victim to addiction of prescription medicine, and Pip s younger brother Mikey that is too young to understand any of it This book addresses many sensitive topics, such as abuse, drug use, and learning to accept things the way they are, among other things The way that Pip s character develops in the book is truly astounding At the begging of the book, Pip had been having an extremely hard time dealing with everything going on at home He was using drugs and alcohol to cope with his abuse, and the people around him saw his life going nowhere but downhill after high school Pip Simply did not know how to deal with his problems, and made several mistakes throughout the course of the book because of this Yet, there were parts in the book that showed that Pip really did want to change, despite his behavior This book has left an impression on me One that I will not soon forget The messag and story that was told has undoubtedly helped teens everywhere with their home issues Including myself Bottled Up has been one of my favorite books of the year so far, and I am so, so very grateful for finding it

  6. Becky Linares says:

    This book is mainly about a kid named Pip who is going through a very tough time in his life His father is an alcoholic who is also violent He goes through a lot in his personal life which affects him at school and provokes him to skip class ,do drugs and drink a lot He used to get away with skipping class until the principle Mr Giraldi busted him and eventually called his father to tell him what he was up to and that s when Pips anxiety raises through the roof ,because he doesn t know ho This book is mainly about a kid named Pip who is going through a very tough time in his life His father is an alcoholic who is also violent He goes through a lot in his personal life which affects him at school and provokes him to skip class ,do drugs and drink a lot He used to get away with skipping class until the principle Mr Giraldi busted him and eventually called his father to tell him what he was up to and that s when Pips anxiety raises through the roof ,because he doesn t know how his father will react They send him to counseling and he has to take a Urine test and if it came out clean then he d stay in the counseling group He also tries to get back at his principle for ratting him out He just wants to find a way out of this life, so he does whatever he can do to avoid it This book is very good for people who may struggle at home or at school, maybe not the exact situation Pip is going through but the similarities This book sets a good example on how life may not be as easy to other people , everyone has their own problems and their personal problems may get in the way a lot and affect them at school or with other people too, it leaves the person traumatized

  7. Luke Hodgson says:

    It was a really meaning full book that I thought was very good Everything in the book was good exempt for the ending which left me with a lot of questions still.

  8. Sam says:

    This book was so intriguing, I couldn t put it down The main character Pip was a bit hard to like at first but that s what kept me reading His father is an abusive alcoholic that leaves an impact on pip from the time he was born Pip has to take care of his brother Mikey and feels that he shouldn t be responsible for him The transformation Pip and his family goes through is amazing and it is definitely worth reading to find out 10 10 recommend

  9. Stephanie Michelle says:

    A read aloud book for Ms Rogal.This book is so good As I listened to her Ms Rogal read, theI wanted her to keep reading.I like the way the author Jaye Murray wrote the book with all of a sudden flashbacks and key parts that let us examine Pips life and surroundings, his constant struggle over drugs, the complex relationship with the school staff, the way he cares for his brother even if he shows resentment for him, just the way he chooses to handle these situations I really like t A read aloud book for Ms Rogal.This book is so good As I listened to her Ms Rogal read, theI wanted her to keep reading.I like the way the author Jaye Murray wrote the book with all of a sudden flashbacks and key parts that let us examine Pips life and surroundings, his constant struggle over drugs, the complex relationship with the school staff, the way he cares for his brother even if he shows resentment for him, just the way he chooses to handle these situations I really like the way that Pip thinks He Jaye Murray wrote it so beautifully When I would listen, I felt like I was looking into a glass box that was his life It s so remarkable I feel like Pip went from extreme pothead to finally understanding his actions and how they have made his reality into a nightmare I felt really proud for him Such big steps should never be made alone, but Jaye wrote it that way and I don t think this book would have turned out any differently When we actually finished reading this book, I thought the ending lacked something. A spark to the relationship with Jenna, or how he kicked his habits, or what happened to hid parents But no Jaye left us high and dry, making up our own conclussions I still really liked this book I don t think I would have gotten the same effect if I had read it myself I m glad I had her Ms Rogal to read it

  10. Juan says:

    This book is about a troubled teenager that has problems keepping his life together He has problems at home and it passes on to his school life All he does is smoke and smoke wiht his friends, he starets selling drugs because his friend told him its an easy way to make money He was going to get expeld by his principal for slacking and bad behavior, But his principal made a deal with him, instead he told Pip the teenager that he could stay in school if he gets family counsling

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