The feeling that you are not good enough – Stop Bullying Campaign


,,Shame is the most powerful master emotion.It’s the fear that we are not good enough.”

             ~PhD  Brene Brown


Today the author of Pure Trash, Bette A.Stevens wants her voice to be heard 



        Bette A. Stevens is a retired teacher living in Central Maine.

        Stevens is the author of two children’s books and  has written articles for ECHOES, The Northern  Maine Journal of Rural Culture based in Caribou,  Maine. Her release latest is entitled PURE TRASH,             The Story for the Middle-grade/YA/Adult audience which is a prequel to her upcoming debut novel is available in paperback and kindle versions. PURE TRASH, The Novel will be a coming-of-age story featuring Shawn Daniels, the short story’s protagonist. Find out more about the author and her book at

Book Description:

      PURE TRASH, a new short story by author Bette A. Stevens, offers readers and book clubs insight into poverty and prejudice in rural New England in the 1950s

,,Pure Trash is unlike any story I’ve read. At first, it reads like a memoir from Reminisce Magazine, but as the story unfolds, I connected with the characters at a deep level. The author explores prejudice, class division, alcoholism, poverty, injustice, and bullying. It’s a story all audiences over the age of ten can enjoy. While reading this story, the reader will experience the joy of a carefree Saturday and the blistering pain of feeling not quite good enough.” ―Tricia Drammeh, AuthorToWatch

Nine-year-old Shawn Daniels is ready to embark on a Saturday adventure with his younger brother Willie. They’re off to search for trash to turn into treasure. It’s going to be a great day. Shawn is sure of it. No school and no bullies to remind him that he’s not one of the crowd.

PURE TRASH is a short story about bullies and what it’s like to be bullied. It may redefine your concept of bullying. If you were a child who was thought of as “different” in some way, you know what bullying is about: torment, persecution, intimidation, to name a few of its descriptors. For Shawn and Willie, their difference was based upon the social status of the dysfunctional family and the alcoholism and abject poverty in which they grew up. This short story is a prequel to Stevens’s upcoming novel.

Goodreads BOOK GIVEAWAY for PURE TRASH is open until November 10, 2013.Enter Giveaway here:

Ten (10) author-signed copies of paperback edition available to winners.

Purchase and reviews at


,,The worst thing about that kind of prejudice…is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self – doubt.You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.”

               ~Nina Simone~


17 thoughts on “The feeling that you are not good enough – Stop Bullying Campaign

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  5. Bette’s book is a must have for classroom teachers in fifth grades through high school. Since there is a great focus on talking to students about bullying, Bette’s book, PURE TRASH, would be a great way to start the conversation.


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