This book is a much-needed anthology, I believe, in this world where bullying is so common and comes in so many different forms. There are not a lot of books out there written by teens, for teens, about bullying – especially including the perspective of the bully and the bystander. Some of the stories and poems were more enlightening and interesting for me, as an adult, to read, than others – but all were good overall.
I would recommend this book to really any teen that I know, whether they suffer from bullying or not. It is a huge pick-me-up in some places, because of the victorious stories where the victim either gets an apology from the bully, or the bully decides that s/he should no longer bully, for whatever reason. I would also recommend this book to anyone who works with teens for a living, such as youth pastors, high school teachers, therapists, etc. Overall, I am glad that I read it. It was a little overwhelming at times, with all of the stories and poems about bullying, but it was an interesting anthology.
Many thanks to HCI books via NetGalley for an opportunity to read and review this book.