Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

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Harper Collins, Sep 6, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 384 pages
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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.

 

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This will be a very valuable resource for schools and individuals dealing with bullying. As is to be expected, not all of the stories have the same oomph, and they start to feel repetitive. There are ... Read full review

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Contents

SURVIVAL
4
DEAR BULLY
9
Slammed by Marlene Perez
23
Stench byJon Scieszka
37
Midsummers Nightmare by Holly Cupala
53
The Secret by Heather Brewer
68
A List by Micol Ostow
83
The Soundtrack to My Survival by Stephanie Kuehnert
89
Isolation by Cynthia Leitich Smith
186
Dear Caroline from Canada by Carrie Ryan
193
Frenemies Are Not Friends by Michelle Zink
199
The Other Side by Nancy Holder
209
Bully on the Ledge by Kurtis Scaletta
218
Silent All These Years by Alyson NoŽl
227
Now and Then by Aprilynne Pike
233
Objects in Mirror Are More Complex Than They Appear
243

Abuse by Lucienne Diver
98
break my heart by Megan Kelley Hall
107
End of the World byJessica Brody
114
The Curtain by Deborah Kerbel
120
The Eulogy of Ivy OConner by SophieJordan
127
Karen by Nancy Werlin
133
Was a Bully Too by Melissa Walker
141
Never Shut Up by Kiersten White
148
The Alphabet by Laura Kasischke
159
They Made Me Do It and Im Sorry by Cecil Castellucci
166
Simplehero by Debbie Rigaud
180
Levels by Tanya Lee Stone
249
The Sound of Silence by Claudia Gabel
256
Kicking Stones at the Sun byJo Knowles
264
Finding Light in the Darkness by Lisa Schroeder
274
Fearless byJeannine Garsee
284
Without Armor by Daniel Waters
289
Standing Tall by Dawn Metcalf
302
That Kid byJanni Lee Simner
318
To Carolyn Mackler From Elizabeth in IL
334
Acknowledgments
349
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About the author (2011)

Megan Kelley Hall is the author of Sisters of Misery and The Lost Sister and has written for a variety of publications, including Elle, Glamour, Parenting, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald. She lives north of Boston.

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