"It's subtle as a truck—see Ellen Hopkins' Impulse (2007) for a complex, layered treatment of suicide—but the stock portrayals may let readers (bullied, bully or observer) slot themselves in where appropriate and heed this red flag. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In a cautionary tale about merciless bullying, does generic characterization allow readers to look in a mirror, or does it dilute the point?
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