Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
“Peels away the smiley surfaces of adolescent female society to expose one of girlhood’s dark secrets: the vicious psychological warfare waged every day in the halls of our middle schools and high schools.” — San Francisco Chronicle
When Odd Girl Out was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today, the dirty looks, taunting notes, jealousy and social exclusion that plague girls’ friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace; we need fresh, innovative strategies to help our girls come through it all.
In this revised and updated edition, internationally recognized educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents and educators proven techniques for navigating social dynamics in person and online. Simmons offers new classroom initiatives and step-by-step suggestions for girls and their parents.
Reinforced by up-to-the-minute research and enlivened with real-life stories, this groundbreaking book continues to be the definitive resource illuminating the most pressing social issues facing girls today.
“Passionate and beautifully written. A significant contribution to our understanding of the psychology of girls.” — Michael Thompson, co-author of Raising Cain
“Cathartic to any teen or parent trying to find company.” –Detroit Free Press
An American School Board Journal Notable Book in Education
Includes a Reading Group guide and Teacher’s Guide