Gray Zone sheds light on the issue of cyber bullying that occurs across the world. It showed the effects of bullying and the power behind words. Tabares did a great job with her characters, she made them very relatable and allowed us to truly understand what it's like to be bullied. It's hard to change who you are, and instead of pretending that Autumn just stopped being shy and became outgoing like some authors might, Tabares showed the struggle Autumn had. By the end of the book Autumn started to help other people who were being bullied; she tried to stop cyber bullying.