Bully by Patricia Polacco

    Review by:  Lisa

Title:  Bully

Author:  Patricia Polacco

Collection:  Children’s Fiction

 

Patricia Polacco takes on cliques and online bullying.  Lyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school, but when Lyla makes the cheerleading squad and a clique of popular girls invites her to join them, Jamie is left behind. Lyla knows bullying when she sees it, though, and when she sees the girls viciously teasing classmates on Facebook, including Jamie, she is smart enough to get out. But no one dumps these girls, and now they’re out for revenge.

A powerful book and must-read for any parent or guardian of a middle school child, Polacco once again delivers a masterpiece in children’s literature.  The first day in a new school, cliques, social media and cyber-bullying, and peer pressure–these are all covered in the story of Lyla and Jamie, her friend.

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