Odd Girl Out


This newly revised book explores the hidden culture of aggression in girls. It illuminates the subtle ways in which girls express anger, and uncovers the inner workings of cliques, exposing the hidden jealousies, competition, and emotional abuse that often takes place between close friends. It also examines school attitudes toward female bullying.


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, and social exclusion that plague girls friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace. In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.

Additional information

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5.3 × 1.1 in