Monday, October 17, 2011

Dear Bully

Release Date: September 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Any
Pages: 352 pages
Source: Library
Series: None

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.

At first, it seemed like a hard read. Short non-fiction stories of people who used to get bullied in school, reminded me of memories I have been successfully blocking all those years. This book taught me that I wasn’t the only bullied. In fact, I bet everyone was bullied at least once in their lives, right? But my story is nothing compared to what these short stories in the Dear Bully included.

If I were being bullied and read this book, it would have given me lights towards the coming days that will contain nothing but days full of smiles. Dear Bully made me realize that if amazing people like the authors who contributed to this book were bullied, then bulling has a good side to it? Maybe? Most of the authors included in their story that the bully helped them in some indirect way to become writers. That could happen.

None of the stories were smiliar. Each one of them was unique. I didn’t know there are 70 ways to bullying

Also, this book contains resource on how to deal with bullying. Pretty amazing huh?

Really great book. If every kid had to read this, will bullying exists? 

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