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Bullying

Bullying


    • Alonge, L J
      Justin
      As a nerdy Oakland teenager tries to figure out his life, he and his best friend put together a basketball team to play the invincible crew from Ghosttown.

    • Barry, Dave
      The Worst Night Ever
      Wyatt Palmer is just another undersized freshman hoping to fit in at high school, but when his best friend Matt Diaz’s pet ferret ends up in the hands of the Bevins, the most popular boys at Coral Cove High, Wyatt and Matt try to get the animal back by attending a party for the cool clique and stumble onto the Bevin family’s dark secret.

    • Bayard, Louis
      Lucky Strikes
      With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister– and the family gas station. To keep a competitor at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father– fast. When a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she convince the town that Hiram is her long lost father, and keep the family together until she comes of age?

    • Buxbaum, Julie
      Tell Me Three Things
      Sixteen-year old Jessie, still grieving over her mother’s death, must move from Chicago to “The Valley,” with a new stepfamily but no new friends until an anonymous fellow student emails and offers to help her navigate the school’s treacherous social waters.

    • Cherry, Alison
      The Classy Crooks Club
      “Twelve-year-old AJ is dreading spending the summer with her uber-strict grandmother–that is, until she’s recruited to join Grandma Jo’s madcap band of thieves”–

    • Deuker, Carl
      Gutless
      “With both good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies from physical contact. When his issues get him cut from varsity, he also loses his friendship with star quarterback Hunter Gates. Now a target for bullying, Brock struggles to overcome his fears and discover that, in his own way, he is brave enough”–

    • Garvin, Jeff
      Symptoms Of Being Human
      “A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students”–

    • Hartnett, Sonya
      Golden Boys
      Rex and Tabby Jenson and their sons, Colt and Bastian, arrive in Freya Kiley’s Australian neighborhood with little fanfare, but their presence sends fissures throughout their modest community.

    • Hutchinson, Shaun David
      We Are The Ants
      Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.

    • Linn, Laurent
      Draw The Line
      “A teen boy survives a hate crime against another gay student through his art”–

    • Medina, Meg
      Burn Baby Burn
      Nora Lopez is seventeen during the summer of 1977, when New York is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam. Meg Medina transports us to a time when tempers and temperatures ran high to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit.

    • Nguyen, Jenn P
      The Way To Game The Walk Of Shame
      “After a drunken night, Taylor’s perfect reputation is ruined unless she can convince bad boy surfer Evan to pretend to be tamed”–

    • Rivers, Karen
      The Girl In The Well Is Me
      Eleven-year-old Kammie reflects on her life as she fights claustrophobia while waiting to be rescued from a well she fell into while trying to impress some mean girls.

    • Russell, Rachel Renee
      Locker Hero
      Questioning his resolve to attend public school after being homeschooled when he is targeted by a bully, Max aspires to become like his favorite comic book heroes and finds an unexpected opportunity to be the hero his middle school needs.

    • Tougas, Shelley
      A Patron Saint For Junior Bridesmaids
      Mary Margaret Miller’s cousin Eden is getting married, and her grandmother is planning a big, elegant wedding despite Eden’s desire for a small ceremony. But Mary Margaret has her own problems– she punched school bully Brent Helzinski– and being a junior bridesmaid is just one more complication. She could use a little help from above– but her prayers don’t seem to be getting results any time soon!

    • Wolk, Lauren
      Wolf Hollow
      Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her rural Pennsylvania town. Until the day Betty Glengarry moves to town. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying at first seems isolated, things quickly spin out of control, escalating until Betty mysteriously disappears. As the town searches for Betty and days pass, fingers begin to point toward Toby, a World War I veteran who carries deep and secret scars. While others see his strangeness, Annabelle sees only kindness, and soon must find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

    • Young, Karen Romano
      Hundred Percent
      Christine Gouda, called Tink, and her best friend Jackie are entering sixth grade, and suddenly everything seems awkward and just plain wrong–boys are behaving differently, clothes do not fit the way they should, long term friendships suddenly seem tenuous, and most of all she needs a new nickname because “Tink” just does not fit anymore.

    • Zentner, Jeff
      The Serpent King : A Novel
      The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.