Vicious: True Stories by Teens about Bullying

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Free Spirit Publishing, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 167 pages
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Essays by teens address bullying: physical, verbal, relational, and cyber. These stories will appeal to readers because the cruelty and hurt are unmistakably real—and the reactions of the writers are sometimes cringe-worthy, often admirable, and always believable.

Real Teen Voices Series
Teens open up to tell personal stories that tackle difficult, real-life issues. Direct, revealing, and often raw, these voices will ring true for any teen reader who has faced bullying, anger, or stress. Each piece has been selected and edited to appeal to reluctant and emerging readers as young as seventh grade. Readers will be inspired by the writers' courage and strength in working hard to overcome problems both large and small.

 

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an awesome book helps you realize bullying or getting bullied isnt cool at all

Contents

Introduction
1
Why Are Girls So Mean?
5
I Showed My EnemiesAnd Hurt My Friends Too
12
Hater
20
The Walking Flame
27
Fortress of Solitude
33
Feeling Different
42
Smut Page Survivor
49
Always the Outcast
92
Caught Between Two Colors
100
The Very Lonely Bully
106
Can I Holla Atcha?
115
Bad Boy Gets a Conscience
121
Standing Up to the Cyberbullies
133
Teens Talk About Online Abuse
143
Vicious Cycles
151

Learning to Love My Hair
57
Gay on the Block
64
A Place to Belong
72
Standing My Ground
81
The Facebook Fight That Fractured My Face
86
How Adults Can Help
157
Index
160
About Youth Communication
165
About the Editor
167
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Youth Communication is a New York based nonprofit organization that teaches writing, journalism, and leadership skills to inner-city teens. Its mission is to help marginalized youth develop their full potential through reading and writing, so that they can succeed in school and at work and contribute to their communities.

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