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Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories Book Review

Nov 07, 2011

Spreading lies. Name calling. Manipulation. These are just some of the many forms of bullying discussed in Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories. Kidzworld has the book review.

Famous Authors Contribute

Everyone, at some point in their life, has encountered bullying, whether as the bully, the victim or the observer. Famous authors, including R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), Lauren Oliver (Delirium) and Michelle Zink (Prophecy of the Sisters), reveal their personal encounters with bullies. Through their stories, the authors have put their painful memories to paper and, in some cases, learned to forgive their childhood tormentors.  

Different Types of Bullying

The 70 stories featured in this book are divided into 9 sections: Dear Bully, where six authors address their bullies directly, followed by Just Kidding, Survival, Regret, Thank You Friends, Insight, Speak, Write It and It Gets Better. Each story is completely unique. In some cases, authors experienced bullying in the traditional sense: kids teasing or beating up others for their race, clothes, size, etc. But other authors talk about lesser known types of bullying, for example friends using guilt to maintain friendships, or teachers singling out students.

Stop Bullying

Bullying can be dealt by anyone and felt by anyone, and in most cases it can lead to fear, self-hate and sometimes even suicide. Reading this book will make you reconsider your own actions and the actions of those you call your friends. Don’t be the next victim. And don’t be the next bully.

Have Your Say

Have you ever bullied or been bullied? Tell us about it in our comment section below!

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What's the Worst Kind of Bully?

  • The kind that like to hit.
  • The kind that tease you.
  • The kind that turn people against you.
  • All bullies

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