Teen Bullying

    • Thirteen Reasons Why
      Jay Asher

      When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

    • Keep Holding On
      Susane Colasanti

      Bullied at school and neglected by her poor, self-absorbed, single mother at home, high school junior Noelle finally reaches the breaking point after a classmate commits suicide.

    • Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories
      Megan Kelley Hall

      Presents top authors for teens as they share their stories about bullying--as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators.

    • Dark Dude
      Oscar Hijuelos

      In the 1960s, Rico Fuentes, a pale-skinned Cuban American teenager, abandons drug-infested New York City for the picket fence and apple pie world of Wisconsin, only to discover that he still feels like an outsider and that violent and judgmental people can be found even in the wholesome Midwest.

    • The Twelve-Fingered Boy
      John Hornor Jacobs

      Fifteen-year-old fast-talking Shreve is thriving in juvenile detention until he is assigned a strangely silent and vulnerable new cellmate, Jack, who just might have superpowers and who attracts the attention both of the cellblock bullies and sinister Mr. Quincrux.

    • Trevor
      James Lecesne

      Bullied at school, dumped by his friends, and pressured at home, an artistic teenager struggling with his sexuality and identity makes a desperate attempt to end his loneliness.

    • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
      Meg Medina

      Piddy Sanchez is a target of a bully. After a lot of harassment, she eventually does the right thing and tells that she is being bullied.

    • Darius & Twig
      Walter Dean Myers

      Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem.

    • Shine
      Lauren Myracle

      When her best friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover the culprits in her small North Carolina town.

    • Like Moonlight at Low Tide
      Nicole Quigley

      Melissa Keiser returns to Anna Maria Island, Florida, where she had been the target of middle school bullies, to find some changes, but that relationships--with the boy she still has a crush on, a new friend, and her brother--have consequences.

    • By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
      Julie Anne Peters

      High school student Daelyn Rice, who has been bullied throughout her school career and has more than once attempted suicide, again makes plans to kill herself, in spite of the persistent attempts of an unusual boy to draw her out.

    • Bystander
      James Preller

      Thirteen-year-old Eric discovers there are consequences to not standing by and watching as the bully at his new school hurts people, but although school officials are aware of the problem, Eric may be the one with a solution.

    • Eleanor & Park
      Rainbow Rowell

      Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

    • Scrawl
      Mark Shulman

      When eighth-grade school bully Tod and his friends get caught committing a crime on school property, his penalty--staying after school and writing in a journal under the eye of the school guidance counsellor--reveals aspects of himself that he prefers to keep hidden.