I love Patricia Polacco and this is a relevant topic today. I read this with my 11-year-old daughter, who is also in 6th grade, and she thought it wasn't harsh enough to teach kids a lesson. She's watched films about bullying and read a couple of YA books, so this was a little tame for her, I guess. I think it's a good introduction to the problem of bullying for elementary students. The problems that can arise with social media are addressed and the cruelty that often erupts with popularity. This is good, but for me not as emotionally powerful as Polacco's 'Thank You, Mr. Falker' and 'Pink and Say' -- I cry every time I read these two!