here's a list from

  1. The Sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill Alexander
  2. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  4. Names Will Never Hurt Me by Jaimie Adoff
  5. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
  6. Blubber by Judy Blume
  7. Hate List by Jennifer Brown
  8. The Truth about the Truman School by Dori Hillestand Butler
  9. Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook
  10. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  11. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  12. This Is What I Did by Ann Lee Ellis
  13. The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake
  14. Shattering Glass by Gail Giles
  15. Sticks and Stones by Beth Goobie
  16. Nailed by Patrick Jones
  17. Girl on the Other Side by Deborah Kerbel
  18. Stuck on Earth by David Klass
  19. Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles
  20. Schooled by Gordan Korman
  21. Poison Ivy by Amy Goldman Koss
  22. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
  23. The Beckoners by Carrie Mac
  24. The Earth, My Butt and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
  25. Slam Book by Ann M. Martin
  26. The Smell of Old Lady Perfume by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
  27. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  28. Vintage Veronica by Erica Perl
  29. Burn by Suzanne Phillips
  30. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
  31. Bystander by James Preller
  32. Bullyville by Francine Prose
  33. Bad Apple by Laura Ruby
  34. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
  35. Story of A Girl by Sara Zarr
Freak Show by James St. James
Quaking by Kathryn Erskine

Here you are,

Surrounded by books,

That make my day.

I read these stories,

Get lost in their pages,

Find joy in the simplest of things,

My message here to you is…

“Books are my family,

My friends,

And I disappear inside them,

To escape the people who insisted,

I disappear for real.”

Books saved me from bullies,

And you gave me those books,

That saved me,

That saved my life,

Thank you.

I only ask one thing of you,

Pass this poem on,

Give it to your family,

Your friends,

Anyone who will listen.

Post in on a website,


Just as long as the message is heard.

Books saved my life from bullying.

Give a book,

Save a life.


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