At opposite ends of the teen / YA literature age range are two books by Lauren Myracle that deal with bullying in their content. Ten addresses bullying peripherally to the primary narrative of the tenth year of its primary character, Winnie. Shine is for late teens and has injurious bullying as a primary theme along with prejudice regarding sexual preference. Shine neither condones nor condemns anyone's sexual preference. Rather it addresses prejudices that accompany such as heroine, Cat, seeks to learn why her childhood friend, Patrick, was badly beaten.