Literature: The Bailey Game

"Every school has places that you can find if you want to, if you donít want people to see you. That was important in the Bailey Game Ė being secret."

The Bailey Game is a novel by Celia Rees. It was published in 1994.

The plot of the novel centres on Alexandra "Alex" Lewis, a schoolgirl, and her new classmate, Lauren Price. While Alex is rather well-liked among her peers, Lauren is an outcast. Initially the students' hostility towards Lauren is subtle, but soon they become openly hateful and start to pick on her, led by Sandra "Sandi" Mitchell and Greg Simpson. Alex is horrified, as something very similar happened to a boy named Michael Bailey several years ago, and it did not end well for him.

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