Tag: bullying

Paul, Big, and Small by David Glen Robb

Paul, Big, and Small by David Glen Robb

Paul Adams has always been short, but he’s an excellent rock climber. And his small size means he can hide from the bullies that prowl the halls of his high school. Top on his list of “People to Avoid” are Conor, from his Language Arts class, Hunter, who hangs around the climbing gym, and Lily Small, who happens to be the tallest girl in school. […]

October 2, 2019 / 0 Comments
Squint by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown

Squint by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown

My name is Flint, but everyone in middle school calls me Squint because I’m losing my vision. I used to play football, but not anymore. I haven’t had a friend in a long time. Thankfully, real friends can see the real you, even when you can’t clearly see. Flint is furiously trying to finish the illustrations on his first comic book before he loses his […]

October 2, 2018 / 0 Comments
The Mean Girl and the New Guy by Julia Keanini

The Mean Girl and the New Guy by Julia Keanini

He’s the one every girl wants, but he only wants me. Too bad I can’t have him. Life as the best friend of the most popular girl in school was everything I’d hoped it would be. Granted, people called me Other Jamie behind my back and I have to sometimes be a brat in order to keep my place as said best friend…but it’s worth […]

July 7, 2018 / 0 Comments
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton

Cliff Hubbard is a huge loser. Literally. His nickname at Happy Valley High School is Neanderthal because he’s so enormous-6’6″ and 250 pounds to be exact. He has nobody at school, and life in his trailer-park home has gone from bad to worse ever since his older brother’s suicide. There’s no one Cliff hates more than the nauseatingly cool quarterback, Aaron Zimmerman. Then Aaron returns […]

June 5, 2018 / 0 Comments
Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Twelve-year-old Maddie has a quirky sense of humor and loves making her classmates laugh by slapping on fake mustaches every chance she gets. Being funny gets her noticed by class queen Cassie, and things are looking up when Maddie is cast as Juliet in the school play. Maybe Juliet could wear a mustache? When Maddie starts tripping when she walks and her hand starts curling […]

October 10, 2017 / 0 Comments
North Oak: Far Turn by Ann Hunter

North Oak: Far Turn by Ann Hunter

A silent killer has come to North Oak. EHV is taking the lives of the farm’s best and brightest. Alex, Brooke, and Dejado must team together to save Promenade and Morning Glory, or be devastated by the virus. Already rocked by Carol’s absence over the summer, Alex’s time with Dejado kindles first romance. But when Carol returns at summer’s end, she’s grown up and Alex […]

May 8, 2017 / 0 Comments
That Thing Formerly Known As My Life by Sally Johnson

That Thing Formerly Known As My Life by Sally Johnson

A cross-country move wasn’t exactly what McKinley had in mind for her senior trip, but leave it to her parents to up and move to Rhode Island. Her senior year was supposed to be awesome, but when she ticks off popular cheerleader Taylor, it goes from bad to worse. The only good thing about moving is the mysterious, Camaro-driving, all-around-likeable Nick Phelan. But that mysterious […]

July 5, 2016 / 0 Comments
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But […]

March 10, 2016 / 0 Comments