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A lesson from the 'Freak'

A journey of imagination from bullied girl to published novelist

By Nancy Shohet West
Globe Correspondent / September 26, 2007

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If Carlisle middle school teacher Marcella Pixley could tell her students just one thing all year, she says it would be this: "Being made to feel freakish is a universal experience, especially in adolescence. Every human being has had the experience of being an outsider. I think young people often see themselves as isolated and don't realize that every other ... (Full article: 986 words)

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