October is National Bullying Prevention Month and we’ve got 5 great books to check out
1 – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (2011)
A high school girl leaves behind a series of cassette tapes after taking her own life. Those tapes lead classmate Clay Jensen on a chilling journey as he reconstructs her pain.
2 – This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (2019)
Bullied teen Tyler Browne conjures up an unspeakable plan to exact revenge on those who have wronged him. Note: This book contains scenes of violence.
3 – A Piece of Heaven by Angel Lawson (2018)
An anti-bullying theme runs through this novel about 18-year-old Heaven, who’s dealing with anxiety and shame. The book touches on bullying in all forms.
4 – Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (2017)
Viv rebels against the power imbalance at her Texas high school — especially the football players who are allowed to sleep through class and bully other students in front of teachers.
5 – The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (1967)
The classic. Hinton began writing this book when she was just 15. The novel focuses on two rival gangs; one, working-class, the other, upper-class. It’s a powerful story of a boy (Ponyboy Curtis) who finds himself on the outskirts of society.
In honor of National bullying prevention month, click here to read more info on anti-bullying provided by Girl Spring.
Bullying is real and can happen to anyone, so here’s some stats to inform you about bully prevention and why national bullying prevention month exists and why advocacy is necessary – especially during the teenage years.