Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy - Emily Bazelon I have to say that I found this book to be less than mediocre on the topic and focused more like an extended magazine article, complete with victim accounts, rather than a book on a serious social issue that brings solutions to the table.Now, I have to say that this author went in with a VERY CLEAR political agenda. She is an editor for Slate magazine so I realize that would be like asking a tiger not to hunt, but it was really inappropriate in this book. She totally bypassed serious sociological influences in the home to bash Republicans (yep, shocking I know). As I said, this book was much more written as an article in her magazine versus being written as a credible source on the topic.