Gray Zone by Veronica R. Tabares
In this award-winning book the victim of a cyber-prank gone viral, Autumn, was forced to transfer schools–not exactly what she wanted to do as a sophomore. But what choice did she have when all her personal information was posted all over the web?
Determined to make the best of her situation, Autumn decides to reinvent herself as the outgoing, popular, not-at-all-shy girl she’d always wanted to be.
But even the best plans go awry and Autumn fails to change the old habits that had given her that shy girl reputation in the first place. So when she learns that her best friend, Sophie Rose, is transferring to her new school she’s relieved, until Sophie starts keeping her distance.
Autumn finds herself adrift without the support of her best friend. But when tragedy shakes her world she stops feeling sad. Now she’s angry–and she’s determined to put a stop to this cyber-torture and bullying of herself and the people she loves in this powerful and poignant novel.
“Excellent book on cyber bullying”
Five Star Review on Amazon By TFLReader
My wife works in school administration and we discuss bullying quite a bit, as cyber bullying has now become a big thing. I also have a teenager who has witnessed some of this firsthand and it is heartbreaking. Author Veronica Tabares has written one of the best novels I have read to date that tackles the issue in “Gray Zone”. The story of Autumn, who has to transfer schools because of cyber bullying. The thing about the internet, however, is that you can’t always run away from it and we don’t always know who is perpetuating the harm. There are some real lessons here in a very well written and intense story. Very well done.
About the Author
Veronica Tabares lives in Seattle with her family, who are all just enough short of perfection to make life interesting. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, an MLIS, and a BA in Anthropology.