The Revealers may be the most-used novel in U.S. middle schools today. Take a look inside.
A middle-school novel that deals realistically with bullying in a multi-character story, The Revealers has been the focus of reading-and-discussion projects in well over 1,000 middle schools. Here's an excerpt:
I started getting stomachaches every morning and bad heaadaches at two o’clock every afternoon. I didn’t tell anybody. Each day I tried to go home a different way. I didn’t spend my $1.10 on root beer any more because I couldn’t go near the store. I started buying superhero comics in the drugstore, instead.
... My favorite was Daredevil. Even though he’s blind, he’s The Man without Fear. Courage is his power, and extrasensitive perception. One night in my room I cut out a full-page picture of Daredevil in action, swinging from a rope between two skyscrapers on a dark night way above the city. I folded the picture in a tight little square and kept it in my pocket the next day at school, so I could touch it if I needed to. All day, I didn’t see Richie even once. I was so happy, by the end of the day, I felt like I was skating.