Realistic fiction told from a 6th grader Eric's point of view. As the year begins, people are treating him differently. Namely a boy named Donovan who was his best friend in 5th grade and two other kids he is now hanging out with. They are calling Eric "The Grunt" and bullying him. When Eric hears rumors of a Bully Book, he is determined to find out the truth and find a way change himself so he can stop being the grunt.