This book touched me more than I thought it would. Perhaps it will not resonate with children who form cliques, tease, or practice relational bullying, but it will resonate with those who have been victims of it. I definitely saw myself in the girl who was ostricized. To younger person, the story is subtle but adults will find it a little heavy handed toward the end and that is okay. Sometimes, you have to be heavy handed to get the point across.