A debut young adult novel by the internationally successful hip-hop star and author of the best-selling <IT>The 50th Law <RO>follows the redemption story of 13-year-old misfit Butterball, who, after beating up a classmate, resists therapy sessions about the sources of his bullying.
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school
When Clay Jenkins receives a box containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends the night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.
Feeling like an outcast in his new high school because of his hearing impairment and large-framed body, Will Halpin befriends a fellow misfit who may have solved the mystery behind the suspicious death of a star quarterback. A first novel.
After her boyfriend goes on a shooting rampage at school, Valerie is implicated because of her involvement in writing the list of names and so now must come to terms with what has happened, her feelings for the boy she once loved, and the part she played that resulted in such tragic events.
Examines the topic of cruel behavior amongst girls and the reasons why it happens, offers tips for handling such problems when they arise, and provides suggestions for team building, enhanced with topic-related quotes and stories from celebrities and role models. Original.
High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.
"After Leslie Gatlin kills herself, her bullies reflect on how things got so far"--
Maleeka Madison gets a new teacher, Mrs. Saunders, whose skin is blotched from a rare disease, who becomes an inspiration because she does not let that stop her from standing up for herself, and whose appearance forces Maleeka to rethink how she feels about her own dark skin.
A timely and moving collection of personal stories about bullying from authors as varied as Lauren Kate, Jon Scieszka, Alyson Nöel, Lauren Oliver, Mo Willems and many others. Simultaneous.
A new and enigmatic student named Shayne appears at high school one day, befriends the smallest boy in the school, and takes on a notorious drug dealer before turning himself in to the police for killing someone.
Experiencing vivid dreams about meeting his long-lost POW/MIA grandfather, Lucky Linderman struggles to fit into a home life marked by a distant father, a weary mother and a cruel bully who compromises Lucky's grasp on reality. By the Printz Honor-winning author of <IT>The Dust of 100 Dogs<RO>.
After his hippie grandmother ends up in the hospital, Cap Anderson is forced to leave the commune where he is homeschooled and attend Claverage Middle School, where his odd looks and behavior make him the target of bullies.
A fifteen-year-old "geek" who keeps a list of the high school jocks and others who torment him, and pours his energy into creating a great graphic novel, encounters Kyra, Goth Girl, who helps change his outlook on almost everything, including himself.
When his friend goes on a shooting rampage at school, misfit Cameron has to rethink his views on his life and his place in the world, in a powerful tale told through interviews, diary excerpts, and newspaper articles. Reprint.
When her best friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover the culprits in her small North Carolina town.
After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha Kingston relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself. 75,000 first printing.
High school student Daelyn Rice, who has been bullied throughout her school career and has more than once attempted suicide, again makes plans to kill herself, despite the persistent attempts of an unusual boy named Santana to draw her out.
After stumbling upon one of his father's old books, hints and clues are revealed to a secret past that may lead to answers regarding his father's life and mysterious death. Reprint.
After arriving at his new school and developing a fast friendship with a boy named Griffin, seventh-grader Eric adjusts to his surroundings with ease; but when he decides to pull back after noticing Griffin's darker side as a vicious bully, things take a turn for the worse when Eric becomes Griffin's next victim.
Being gay and a drag queen, Billy Bloom finds fitting in to his new conservative high school in Florida a challenge like none he's ever faced before and now must decide whether to adjust to the masses and fit in or stand-out and be true to himself despite the hardships he knows he will have to endure.
Events leading up to a night of terror at a high school dance are told from the point of view of various people involved.
Regina Afton, a high school senior in the popular--and feared--crowd, suddenly falls out of favor and becomes the object of the same sort of vicious bullying that she used to inflict on others, until she finds solace through Michael Hayden, one of her former victims. Original.
When Bull Mastrick and Victor Konig wind up in the same psychiatric ward at age 16, each recalls and relates in group therapy the bullying relationship they have had since kindergarten as well as facts about themselves and their families that reveal how much they have in common. A first novel.