A couple of girls pick on Joanne for being brilliant at schoolwork and call her “swot rag”. To stop the bullying, Joanne starts deliberately underachieving. Once she starts doing this the bullying does ease up – but then Joanne’s mother gets the inevitable letter from school about her deteriorating school work. Joanne has to admit what is going on, and her mother says to get some backbone and get back in there with her schoolwork. Joanne is afraid to do so because of what the bullies might do – until she finds out the real reason why the bullying started in the first place.
- Top of the Class – no publication dates currently available.