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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: Bullying, self-esteem, revenge
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2006
Lexile Level: HL510L
Fry Reading Level: 2.8
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Julie is tired of being tormented at school, tired of not fitting in and being the butt of jokes. When her brother brings home a camera with images of her chief tormentor in a compromising situation, she sees a way to level the playing field. When her attempt at turning the tables goes wrong, she is left even more on the outside and struggling to do the right thing.

Also available in Spanish.

“Revenge is at best bittersweet and Murdoch takes this reality into the heart of high school with characters YAs can relate to.”
CM Magazine
“An excellent book for reluctant readers. With a strong story, straightforward language and interesting, plausible characters, this book deals with real situations and emotions that any high school student might encounter. Highly Recommended.”
School Library Journal
"Well written and thoughtful…will be popular with reluctant readers."
Alan Review
"A compelling, albeit condensed, discussion of bullying from the viewpoints of the abuser and the victim."
Canadian Book Review Annual
"Its dialogue sparkles and the characters are believable and real...highly recommended."
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"There is a sophistication about this book that works well to gain and maintain interest without preaching to the converted. There's more show than tell here, and that speaks volumes."


Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2006 | Commended
CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended


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