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Say Something by Peggy Moss is a story written from the perspective of a young girl who learns that feeling sorry for kids who are teased is not enough.
This is Sam! Class thinks of things that would hurt Sam's feelings, and everytime they do, they crumble a piece of Sam. After Sam is completely crumbled up, the class attempts to smooth out the paper that Sam is drawn on, but find it difficult to do so, thus illustrating the effect that hurtful words have on others.