Fourteen-year-old Rupert Samuelson, aka "Fat Boy," just wants to fit in--or at least not stand out. But when you're a 6-foot-tall, 280-pound middle schooler, people tend to notice you for all the wrong reasons. A bully at school twists a simple act of kindness into a video that goes viral and turns Rupe into the butt of an ugly joke, and there's nowhere to hide. When Rupe's best friend, a tiny but spunky girl named Sam, stands up for him, neither could have guessed that things were only about to get crazier. But once a "Fat Boy" always a "Fat Boy" because everyone knows the internet lives forever. ◆ ◆ ◆ It is estimated that one in four teens will become a victim of bullying and that one in ten will experience cyber-bullying. For some, the scars of bullying last a lifetime. 26 Cents takes an honest look at how bullying affects today's children and teens. It is written with the understanding that life isn't always wrapped up with a tidy bow. ...
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"There's a lot to be said about courage of conviction, possessing the strength to stand up for what you believe in, and ultimately having your heart in the right place. Rupert has all three of these things." --David Fleming, bestselling author of The Saturday Boy
"26 Cents demonstrates how a simple act of kindness can help others gain the confidence to overcome their own struggles. This story is a great example of how we can transform negative behavior into conscious...