The Revealers is a book about three misfit kids that turn their school upside down. Catalina, Russell, and Elliot start a network of bully stories on the school’s KidNet. The KidNet program is specifically used by the students of Parkland School to find out information, homework, and interact with fellow students. The three friends call the network they started “Bully Lab”. Since Catalina, Russell, and Elliot are unpopular, they are usually bullied. The popular girls oust Catalina, especially Bethany De Mere because of her physical appearance. Catalina is actually the first one to post a story to the school. Her story is a biography about herself. Her biography shows the student body what she is really like. Elliot is constantly beat up by a group of boys in which he calls the “Jock Rots”. Richie, the school bully, harms Russell on numerous accounts. Russell and Richie actually come to a bond by the end of the book. The three friends post their bully stories on the network and send their messages to the whole school. Eventually many students end up posting their stories too! This book shows how a group of friends reveal information to their peers.
This book would suit readers from the ages of eleven to fifteen. The Revealers is a story in which young adults can relate to. The book touches topics that are issues in middle school such as: popularity, bullying, and misjudging. Readers can relate to the book because most likely these topics are issues in their lives. The main characters’ experiments are funny and interesting. By the end of the book, you will be so happy for Catalina, Elliot, and Russell. The Revealers is a great book!
~ Kiley Thompson, Boardman Center Middle School, Grade 8