Bullying is such an important topic. We see countless people speaking out on the need to change bullying culture; we hear of the horrible impact of bullying behavior; we see more and more schools adopting a zero tolerance policy on bullying. So it makes sense that we address it in the books our kids are reading as well. This book is aimed at middle grades readers, and it does a good job of showing what it is like to be involved in a bullying situation, whether you are the bully, the bullied, or a spectator.
I really like that this book painted a pretty accurate picture of what kids in the middle grades age group can possibly deal with. The book was able to stay appropriate for the intended age group, while avoiding too much sugar coating of the issue. I think the format of this book could be used to help kids in this age range deal with other issues as well. I am interested to see where the author goes from here, but based on this book alone I think he had written something that the kids will really relate to.