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Great Books About "Gossip And Rumors"

Fiction:

Gossip
by Wendy Corsi Staub, Gregory Folrier, Theresa Rebeck
Cathy, Derrick and Travis thought it would be fun to start a seemingly harmless rumor and follow it. They soon find out how one piece of information can spin beyond their control and the terrifying consequences it can have.

Peach Girl: Change of Heart, Vol. 1
by Miwa Ueda (Editor), Ray Yoshimoto (Translator)
Momo thought she had the perfect life. She was beautiful, smart, and had the nicest boyfriend in the whole school. She never could have imagined that a vicious rumor spread by none other than her best friend would put everything, including her reputation, in serious danger.

Claudia and the Little Liar (The Baby-Sitters Club Series #128)
by Ann M. Martin
Haley was usually the quiet, no-problem member of The Baby-Sitters Club. But after Claudia catches her in a lie and causes her to get grounded, Haley is out for revenge. Now she's spreading nasty rumors about the BSC and Claudia finds herself in a situation where it's her word versus Haley's.

Non-Fiction:

Tales, Rumors, and Gossip: Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7-12
by Gail de Vos
This book dealing with topics ranging from choking Dobermans to vanishing hitchhikers takes an in-depth look at contemporary legends that are often told under the assumption that they really happened.

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