The Revealers has been the novel most used by U.S. middle schools. It's easy to see why.
A middle-school novel that deals realistically with bullying in a multi-character story, The Revealers has been the focus of reading-and-discussion projects in well over 1,000 middle schools. Here's an excerpt:
“People have really been doing things to him for years?”
“Oh yeah. It’s always been open season on Elliot.”
She shook her head. Her face was flushed. “And those two just ran away?”
“Yeah. When they lost him and he fell, they got scared.”
“They could have killed him.”
“Well ... it wasn’t that far to fall.”
“But he hit his head.”
“Yeah.” I couldn’t argue with that. When we pulled Elliot out, his eyes were rolling back and he didn’t know where he was. He didn’t know who he was.