As a teenager, Tami McCandlish loved life. She was an honor-roll student, a star athlete, and was happy, outgoing, and confident. But those blissful days were cut short when the highly destructive strategies of an all-girl alliance sent her emotional well-being and stability into a downward spiral.
As a result of the abuse by her peers, McCandlish found herself becoming a reactive aggressor, a characterization that further ostracized her from her classmates, friends, and community and left her pleading to God that He would end her life. Not until her adult years did she connect with the power of Jesus Christ and overcome the many wounds of her past.
Tami McCandlish's Flying Grounded illustrates the complex problems and secret suffering felt by many girls and women. Through her extensively chronicled experiences, McCandlish successfully demonstrates the importance of helping young girls and women find the validation they need to cope with bullying. She also challenges you to evaluate your relational experiences, raise your standards of compassion, and explore your faith.
Touching upon a little-known topic, Flying Grounded offers hope and inspiration for those who suffer from female bullying.