Editors: Megan Kelley Halls and Carrie Jones
Release Date: September 1st, 2011
Number of Pages: 352
Publisher: Harper Teen
From some of the biggest names in teen fiction comes a timely and moving collection of personal stories about bullying.
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.
Read your favorite authors' stories about bullying—as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, as perpetrators.
With contributors including Heather Brewer, Nancy Garden, Ellen Hopkins, Carolyn Mackler, Lisa McMann, Alyson Noel, Aprilynne Pike, Carrie Ryan, Jon Scieszka, Rachel Vail, Nancy Werlin, Mo Willems, Kiersten White, and many more.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Stomp Out Bullying.
I can’t really say much about this anthology without explaining to you each story, which I will not do. This review will be extremely short, because I can’t tell you how amazing this or that character is, or how the plot is completely out of this world. All I can say is that you should read it. You should read it, then read it to your friends, your children, your cousin, you brother, your sister and anyone else. Bullying is a real problem, and I think this can make people realize this importance of this problem.
I can say that there weren’t stories I didn’t love. Some I enjoyed more, that’s for sure. Still, as a whole, it is damn every penny.