Life in middle school
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
Marcella Pixley was bullied when she was a girl in middle school.  She had a different developmental clock than the other girls her age, which exposed her to taunting.  As an adult Marcella teaches middle school and sees how much has changed and how much has remained the same. She views daily how preteens relate to each other.  Marcella wrote a hard hitting, truthful gritty novel about her experiences called “Freak” to help young girls and parents understand this difficult growth stage.  We talk with her about the book, how she writes and the effect writing the book had on her. She also shares her hopes about the effect of the book will have on parents and young people.