Tough Teen Topics: Bullying

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One in an occasional series of topics that are tough for adults to address with teens.

Since we’ve recently had anti-bullying assemblies at both of my schools, I’ve been talking up some of the best books in our libraries about bullying. You might want to check one out:

Teen Classics:

I’ve read and recommend all these.  Summaries are from the publisher. 

The Outsiders: According to Ponyboy, you’re either a Greaser or a Soc. Coming from the wrong side of town, he’s a Greaser and his high school rivals are the Socs, the kids who have the money, the attitude and can get away with anything. The Socs love to spend their time beating up the Greasers but Ponyboy and his friends know what to expect and stick together. But one night someone goes to far and Ponyboy’s world begins to crumble.

The Chocolate War: A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school’s annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes: Eric “Moby” Calhoune attempts to answer his best friend, Sarah Byrne’s, dramatic cry for help in dealing with a horrific event in her past.

Click here for the post on our new bullying books.

Click here for the post of bullying books that I’ve reviewed.


About Victoria Waddle

I'm a high school librarian, formerly an English teacher. I love to read and my mission is to connect people with the right books. To that end, I read widely--from the hi-lo for reluctant high school readers to the literary adult novel for the bibliophile.
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