Siobhan is unhappy at school. Tormented by some classmates, she feels unable to confide in her teacher or her mum. She has no one to talk to, no one to play with. One day she finds a strange brooch and it seems to help her -- it makes her stronger. But then Siobhan realises that to take revenge means that she might herself become a bully. Will she be able to find the courage to speak out against the bullies? Includes extra material on bullying, including how to be bullyproof and where to turn for help, with up-to-date contact details.
Theresa Breslin is a Carnegie medal-winning children's author. She worked for nearly 20 years as a librarian and was awarded honorary membership of the Scottish Library Association for distinguished services to children's literature and librarianship. Simon's Challenge won the Fidler Award for new writers, and her work has been filmed for television and dramatized on radio. Her books are used extensively in schools and are translated and distributed worldwide.