The essays on teenage bullying in Vicious address every form of bullying: physical, verbal, relational, and cyber. These stories will appeal to readers because the writers? cruelty and hurt are unmistakably real?and the writers? stories are at times painful, often admirable, and always compelling for the resilience they reveal. In the Real Teen Voices series, teens open up to tell personal stories that tackle difficult, real-life issues. Direct, revealing, and often raw, these voices will ring true for any teen reader who has faced bullying, anger, or stress. Each piece has been selected and edited to appeal to reluctant and emerging readers as young as seventh grade. Readers will be inspired by the writers? courage and strength in working hard to overcome problems both large and small.