Friday, February 14, 2014

The six most memorable bullies in literature

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Becky Ferreira tagged six of the most memorable bullies in literature, including:
Carrie’s mother and schoolmates, in Stephen King’s Carrie

A remake of Carrie was released last year, and the timing was just right. School bullying has been such a huge topic in recent years that everyone was primed to watch the iconic social outcast unleash her telekinetic fury in the middle of prom. Chucking cars at bullies is not how you should handle them, but nevertheless, the schadenfreude of Carrie’s revenge—in both the films and the book—never gets old.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Carrie is on Julie Buntin's list of favorite literary kids with deadbeat and/or absent dads, Gregg Olsen's top ten list of deadly YA books, and James Dawson's top ten list of books to get you through high school.

--Marshal Zeringue