Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by
Simmons (Harcourt) is a wakeup call to all of us who care deeply about girls'
development. Simmons has uncovered a hidden world of aggression that unfolds
behind adults' backs.
Dirty looks and taunting notes are just a few examples of
girl bullying that girls and women have long suffered through silently and
painfully. With this book Rachel Simmons elevated the nation's consciousness and
has shown millions of girls, parents, counselors, and teachers how to deal with
this devastating problem. Poised to reach a wider audience in paperback,
including the teenagers who are its subject,
Odd Girl Out puts the
spotlight on this issue, using real-life examples from both the perspective of
the victim and of the bully.
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