Maybe it would be okay if he could keep his mouth shut, but Morgan has a sarcastic tongue that no amount of bullying is going to keep quiet.
And then there’s Lissa, the girl he thought was his friend. Who might even have been something more – if the bullies hadn’t made her turn her back.
When the art room burns down and Morgan’s one safe haven disappears, things get much worse and he’s determined to finally make it stop.
But will learning to fight back work? Or is it possible to turn the other cheek? Or, just maybe, will help come from the unlikeliest source?
Otherwise Known as Pig is a book about bullying, the planet-sized blind spots of teachers, and learning to accept help.
“This book casts a raw and unflinching light on bullying and will resonate with many readers.” – Charlie Archbold (author of Mallee Boys)
Catch Tilly is a former high school teacher now working as an author and script writer. It was after hearing students comment how realistic and empowering they found Morgan and Stormin’s story presented in a play on bullying that she decided to write Otherwise Known as Pig. She is married with five children and has an MA in creative writing.
Image: Otherwise Known as Pig (supplied)