Bully Books

By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead by 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.

Dreamrider by Barry Jonsberg
Harangued by his father about his weight and bullied in all the many schools he has attended, teenaged Michael finds some comfort in his ability to experience “lucid” dreaming but then starts to notice that the things that happen in his dreams are starting to occur in the real world as well.

Scrawl: A Novel by 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 counselor–reveals aspects of himself that he prefers to keep hidden.

Period 8 by Chris Crutcher
Period 8 has always been a safe haven and high school senior Paulie “The Bomb” Baum a constant attendee, but as Paulie, Hannah, their friends, and a sympathetic teacher try to unravel the mystery of a missing classmate, the ultimate bully takes aim at the school.

I Swear by Lane Davis
“After Leslie Gatlin kills herself, her bullies reflect on how things got so far”–


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