Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
You are not alone. Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the “funny guy” into the best defense against... show more
You are not alone. Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the “funny guy” into the best defense against the bullies in his class. Today’s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying—as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators—in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.
Publish date: September 6th 2011
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Short Stories
70 authors contribute stories to this anthology about their experiences with bullying as victims, bullies, or observers. Normally for anthologies I go through each story separately, but I’d feel weird about doing that with this book since these are all personal stories the authors are contributing...
This book was an emotional roller coaster. I know that I mentioned earlier that I don't usually read more than one book at a time, unless it's one print book and one audio book. But with Dear Bully, I had to put it aside for a while and pick up another book, because the stories in this book were e...
Will re-read this sometime later. :)
As a person who was bullied in junior high, these stories were not shockers. However, they were very poignant and moving and remind us that bullying is far too common in our society. Hearing the story of how some of my favorite authors were bullied was a bit shocking. The resources in the back of...
I love that this anthology exists, but I'm surprised it's taken this long. I'm surprised that bullying still exists, that it still hurts, that it still causes those scars that we can and can't see. Every classroom in the world deserves a copy of this book.Better yet, every kid deserves a copy of thi...