Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dear Bully

Hardcover: 384 pages 
Publisher: HarperTeen (September 6, 2011) 
ISBN-10: 0062060988
Author: 70 different authors
Cover art: I don't like it much I think it's a little corny.
Over all rating: **** out of 5 stars
Obtained: My local library.

Dear Bully
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

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.(Synopsis provided by goodreads)

When I first heard that one of my favorite authors contributed to this anthology, I wanted to read it. I enjoyed this book when I read some of the authors stories I couldn't believe how open these authors were sharing their personal stories and reaching out to people.
One I enjoyed a lot was Lauren Kate's story, she opened up more on how she came to write The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove.
R.L Stien had a moving story in here as well. I think this is a book that should be read by everyone child, parent teacher everyone. It's deeply moving and very emotional. A wonderful anthology. The stories are only about 3-5 pages long each and with each new story it's a new voice so it's easy to read the book in one sitting.
The best part is a portion of the money from the book is donated to charity.



Mardel said...

Sounds like a book that needs to be in every school library. I'm going to ask for it.

Rie Conley said...

This is such a good book for teens.