Disposable Girl: A Story of Bullying and the Quest for Acceptance
By Nancy Rust
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Published: June 06, 2012
Words: 29,498 (approximate)
Savanna Wilson collects colorful words in her "Book of Words," but with a father who has a short fuse and likes a quiet house, she’s learned to keep them to herself. When her parents divorce, she moves away with her mother and becomes an outcast and the victim of social bullying in her new school. Join Savanna in her struggle to find acceptance in this heartwarming book for middle-grade readers.
Savanna Wilson collects colorful words in her Book of Words, but with a father who has a short fuse and likes a quiet house, she’s learned to keep them to herself. When her family breaks up and she moves halfway across the country with her mother, she adds words like “rejection” and “grief” to her collection.
Missing the school bus might be a problem for most fifth—grade kids, but not for Savanna. She’s the victim of social bullying and an outcast in her new school, and she sees missing school as the answer to her problems. She takes advantage of her Internet skills to dupe her teacher into thinking she’s sick without realizing she may soon have to add words like internet “fraud” and “impersonation” to her collection. Join Savanna in her struggle to find acceptance.
, self esteem
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