It’s not easy being a teenager. You have to go to school. Sometimes you get zits. Sometimes you’re not that popular or good at sports. Even your body doesn’t seem to look right or do what you want it to do at times. But the worst part is dealing with bullies. I don’t care if you’re a boy or girl, bullies just don’t seem to let up in picking on people.
Josh and Sam try to get along with everybody. They like to go swimming, ride their bikes, go to movies….just like other kids they want to have fun. But a gang of four bullies seems to spoil everything. So Josh and Sam try to get even as they come up with things to do on their bully list.
What They Are Saying About The Bully List
“Michael Embry’s insight into the current issue of bullying is provocative and breathtaking. When you put this remarkable book down, you have virtually experienced the bullying that faces many young people today. This novel is fast-paced, the characters vivid and unforgettable. Every pre-teen and young adult should read The Bully List.”
author of novels for ‘tweens.
A compelling young adult novel on a disturbing and timely issue, school bullying. Told from teenager Josh's confused and embattled perspective, he and his buddy Sam, the bullied, believe their response requires a desperate measure, the bully list. A riveting narrative just begging for answers to a serious societal problem.
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Michael Embry tackles the tough but timely topic of bullying in The Bully List. As the physical and verbal abuse against two teen-aged boys escalates, it’s easy to feel compassion for the victims. But Embry also offers insights into what motivates the bullies to intimidate others.
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