Bullying

Twisted
by Laurie Halse Anderson
After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

Just Kidding
by Annie Bryant

The BSG and their classmates learn firsthand that gossip can spread quickly and cause a great deal of damage in its path.

Drifwtood
by Cathy Cassidy


Hannah and Joey have been best friends forever - just the two of them. But when Joey's new foster brother, Paul, turns up, everything changes. First Joey falls for Hannah's brother, Kit. Then Paul complicates things - with some kittens, a chocolate bar and a stripy pink bicycle.

Hannah's world is turning upside down. Can you rescue a friendship when it's drowning? Can you save a friend in trouble - if they don't want to be saved?

The Traitor Game
by B. R. Collins

Fifteen-year-old Michael and his friend Francis both feel betrayed when someone at their private school learns of Evgard, a secret fantasy world they created together, but when a sadistic bully becomes involved in Michael's plan for revenge, the boys and Evgard itself face grave danger.

The Ice Cream Con
by James Docherty

In Glasgow, Scotland, after getting mugged twice in ten minutes, thirteen-year-old Jake comes up with a plan to con the criminals on his estate with the help of his closest friends, until events start to snowball out of control.

So You Want To Be a Wizard
by Diane Duane

Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.

 

Chill
by Colin Frizzell

Chill's foot dragged behind him like a murder victim being taken to a shallow grave by a killer too weak to do the job, but he still stood straighter than any other kid in school. Chill has always been different, but the way he deals with his disability and his art have given him the power to survive the horrors of high school. When a new teacher arrives, determined to crush his students' spirit, Chill decides to fight back and risk everything. A story of doing the right thing and standing up for yourself and your friends.

Endgame
by Nancy Garden

Fifteen-year-old Gray Wilton, bullied at school and ridiculed by an unfeeling father for preferring drums to hunting, goes on a shooting rampage at his high school.

The Outsiders
by S. E. Hinton

Ponyboy and his 2 brothers struggle to find their place in a difficult world after the deaths of their parents.

City of Stars
by Mary Hoffman

Fifteen-year-old Georgia, who loves horses as much as she hates her bullying stepbrother, buys a figurine of a winged horse and finds it has magical powers that transport her from present-day London to the sixteenth-century world of Talia where, in the city of Remora, similar to Sienna, Italy, she finds danger and intrigue as well as friendship and a chance to perfect her riding skills.
Sequel to: Stravaganza: city of masks.

Exposure
by Patricia Murdoch

Julie is tired of being tormented at school, tired of not fitting in and being the butt of jokes. When her brother brings home a camera with images of her chief tormentor in a compromising situation, she sees a way to level the playing field. When her attempt at turning the tables goes wrong, she is left even more on the outside and struggling to do the right thing.

Freak
by Marcella Fleischman Pixley

Twelve-year-old Miriam, poetic, smart, and quirky, is considered a freak by the popular girls at her middle school, and she eventually explodes in response to their bullying, revealing an inner strength she did not know she had.

Shane
by Jack Schaefer

In the summer of 1889, a mysterious and charismatic man rides into a small Wyoming valley, where he joins homesteaders who take a stand against a bullying cattle rancher, and where he changes the lives of a young boy and his parents.

Down Sand Mountain
by Steve Watkins


In a small Florida mining town in 1966, twelve-year-old Dewey faces one worst-day-ever after another, but comes to know that the issues he faces about bullies, girls, race, and identity are part of the adult world, as well.

Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back!
by Michael Winerip

A much-welcomed snow day turns into an embarrasing nightmare for middle-grader Adam Canfield when, after being mugged by high school bullies for his snow-shoveling money, he becomes the focus of major media attention just as his co-editors at The Slash are launching a contest to out bullies at their school.

  Nonfiction Titles

Making Smart Choices About Violence, Gangs and Bullying
by Matthew Monteverde (302.3 M765v)

Teens and violence -- Why do teens choose violence? -- Avoiding violent situations -- The outcomes of choosing violence -- Living with outcomes of your choices

Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope
by Olivia Gardner (302.34 G175L)

"One bullied girl, two sisters who cared, and thousands more who opened up their hearts"--Cover.
Introduction -- Foreword -- Author's note -- Part One : The bullies -- Part Two : The bullied : Bullies for looks -- Bullied for being different ; Bullied for health reasons -- Bullied by girls -- Bullied with violence -- Bullied to the brink -- Bullied no more -- Part Three : Healing words -- Appendix -- Acknowledgments.

Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity & Jealousy
by Rachel Simmons (305.23 Si47o)

Simmons invited girls to describe their experiences of being bullied or bullying other girls. The letters, essays, and poems were submitted by girls across North America. Simmons offers advice and help for the future.

Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman's Inspirational Story
by Jodee Blanco (305.235 B598p)


The author shares the cruelty that was heaped on her by her classmates when she was labeled a freak in high school, describing what it meant to be an outcast among one's peers and her struggle to overcome the torment.
Old ghosts come back to haunt me -- Trying to soar on broken wings -- Rainbows lost -- Darkening skies -- Struggling for air -- Fagile hope -- Glimpses of the swan -- High school horrors -- Discovering Atlantis -- Freak show -- An unexpected haven -- The reconstructionist -- The turning point -- The reunion.

Bullies and Victims: Helping Your Child Survive the Schoolyard Battlefield
by SuEllen Fried (371.58 F912b)

Concrete information leading to the problem of bullying in our society and practical solutions to prevent it.

And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harrassment & Emotional Violence
by James Garbarino (371.58 G162a)

In this groundbreaking work, James Garbarino, the bestselling author of Lost Boys, and Ellen deLara uncover the staggering extent and consequences of schoolyard bullying and classroom hostility, flat-out contradicting the nursery rhyme that "words can never hurt you." The authors then present evidence that teenagers -- hundreds of whom they interviewed -- have the solution to school violence, if only adults would listen.

Bullying has long been regarded as a way of life. Ever since Columbine, however, student reactions to harassment and intimidation are, finally, driving parents to consider this phenomenon seriously. And Words Can Hurt Forever teaches parents to accept reality (bullying occurs daily), challenge old beliefs ("Kids will be kids" or "If I lived through it, so can they"), and ally with other parents to take on the school system. Revelatory and ultimately uplifting, And Words Can Hurt Forever doesn't just highlight the problem, but offers steps that can be taken -- must be taken -- to solve it.