Pete starts at a new school and because of his past experiences he believes that he needs to show authority to the others and bully them. He quickly realizes that this new school has a no bully policy and his behavior is not going to be tolerated. He tried to fight back and bully more after he was confronted but it did not go well for him. He was confronted again by the entire group and explained to them why he had been acting the way he was. They talked it out and at the end everyone was forgiven and Pete was happy to be there.
This book could be read at the beginning of the year to address the topic of bullying. Have the students write about if they were ever put into that situation what would they do? Also, the students could work with the teacher and come up with their own saying to do away with bullying if and when it happens.
Accelerated Reader 3.2