Three boys who are much smaller than Albert but who beat him up daily after school regardless. They tease Albert for being poor and for not wanting to fight back, and they have no qualms about verbally and physically bullying Ally and Keisha one day as well. At this point Albert punches the ringleader, which is implied to bring the end of the bullies' reign of terror over Albert.
The Bullies Quotes in Fish in a Tree
The Fish in a Tree quotes below are all either spoken by The Bullies or refer to The Bullies. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of Fish in a Tree published in 2015.).
Chapter 50 Quotes
I feel like I'm going to cry. Thinking how Albert has come to school every day with those bruises for all this time. We always asked him what it would take for him to fight back. Turns out it was protecting us.
The Bullies Character Timeline in Fish in a Tree
The timeline below shows where the character The Bullies appears in Fish in a Tree. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 19: Not-So-Sweet Secret
Chapter 39: To-Shay
Chapter 50: A Hero's Job