"This anthology of personal essays provides empathetic and heartfelt stories from each corner of the schoolyard: the bullied, the bystander and the bully himself are all represented. Their words will be a welcome palliative or a wise pre-emptive defense against the trials of adolescent social dynamics." --New York Times
"Two of them, both authors of novels for young adults (Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones), have drawn on the power of the written word to focus attention on the problem and offer solace to the bullied." - --The Boston Globe
"You'll love it if... You know someone (or are someone) who's ever been involved in any type of bullying incident. There's something in it for everyone, on all sides of the spectrum. You'll love it even more if you can find a story that inspires you to help someone else." - Seventeen.com
"With authority often turning a blind eye and cyber-bullying rampant, this timely collection is an excellent resource, especially for group discussion, and the appended, annotated list of websites and further reading extends its usefulness." - Booklist
"Powerful...All of these stories feel authentic and honest, and readers will find a story or a person to identify with, to look to for comfort or guidance." School Library Journal --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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.See all Editorial Reviews
A bit monotonous... and all seemed to be 'strengthened' in their later years by their experience.Published 1 month ago by Cathe Berg
When I was at my child's book fair, I saw this on the shelf and thought, "holy cow, this exists? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Eric Juneau
Shows that even celebrities, and experienced writers went through some kind of bullying when they were younger.Published 12 months ago by jamie.dockery
My greatest fear before reading Dear Bully was that the approach would be one-sided. To a lesser extent, I also worried about its subtitle: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories. Read morePublished 13 months ago by NebraskaIcebergs