Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies + Bystanders
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Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies + Bystanders


WORDS ARE POWERFUL- they can inflict damage and they can heal. In this anthology of first-person accounts written by teenagers for both their peers and adults, words transform pain into hope and the possibility for change.
"Bullying" "Under Attack "is an eye-opening anthology of all three players in the bullying cycle. These conversational essays on life as the bullied, the bully, and the bystander provide insight and inspiration for change. Rather than offer a cumbersome psychological breakdown, this graceful and hard-hitting book places the reader firmly in the shoes of all involved.
The stories written by The Bullied explain the subtleties and agony of harassment, helping readers understand that there is more to unkind words and behavior than "just joking around." Although many of these teens have suffered through harassment by their peers, their essays are both empowering and inspiring. By exploring the essays by The Bullies, readers will discover that the bullies are often times incorrectly labled as bad kids, but many are simply trying to fit in, despite their own insecurities and fears. While these bullies may still have their own seemingly insurmountable obstacles at home, they share their experiences and insights hoping to manage and reforming other bullies. The section voiced by The Bystander shares tales of those who have regrettably watched and those who have stepped up to help others. Here, readers will find the inspiration to speak out rather than just standing by while others are emotionally harmed.
Whether due to race, weight, or jealousy, there are a myriad of reasons "WHY." Included in this startling compendium of personal stories that convey the complexity and nuances of what it means to be bullied, are stories of regret, promises, and encouragement that will help readers find solace during their teen years and show them how as adults their words and actions can provide strength and reassurance to others experiencing all aspects of bullying. Ultimately, they will learn to find their voices in order to break the cycle for good.

Title:Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies + Bystanders
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:267 pages

    Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies + Bystanders Reviews

  • Rose
    Jul 24, 2013

    "Bullying Under Attack" is a work compiled by the editors of Teen Ink Magazine, a publication made for teenagers written by teenagers. As such, all of the stories contained in this respective work are...

  • Jillyn
    Aug 04, 2013

    Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies & Bystanders is a collection of real life stories put together by the publishers of TeenInk magazine. This book approaches a hot bu...

  • Jason
    Dec 02, 2013

    net galley! Almost a third of teens, in fact, either are bullies or are bullied, a new study of 16,000 students found. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-...

  • Grrlscientist
    Nov 06, 2016

    “Sticks and stones will break my bonesBut words will never harm me.”Despite the assurances of this old schoolyard verse, the truth is that words do cause harm; terrible, lasting harm. Words can al...

  • Kristin
    Aug 10, 2013

    Every book has it’s purpose. Whether it’s to entertain, distract, teach, or serve as drink coaster. Sometimes it’s not until you’re halfway through a book that you realize what purpose the boo...

  • Daniel
    Dec 31, 2013

    This is a book that every high school sociology or health class should have as required reading.Written by teens, this anthology explores the lives of those who are bullied; those who have sat passive...

  • Nicole
    Oct 09, 2013

    Combining personal essays, poems, and artwork, Bullying Under Attack delves into the causes of and reasons behind bullying, presenting the issues from the side of the bullies and the bullied. I have r...

  • Josie M.
    Mar 30, 2014

    I RECIEVED THIS EBOOK FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGED FOR A HONEST REVIEW.Bullying is everywhere. It is hard to find a place immune to the cycle that invades so many lives. This book helped open my eyes t...

  • Eustacia Tan
    Sep 30, 2013

    Bullying Under Attack is an anthology written by teenagers about teenagers. They're bullied or they bully. Or they watch. Either way, they write about their experiences (or sometimes express it in ver...

  • Bonnie
    May 02, 2014

    This review was originally published to Bookish ArdourThe stories in Bullying Under Attack feature real experiences from victims, bullies, and bystanders. It’s true bullying isn’t a product of any...

About John Meyer

TeenInk books are the product of more than 300,000 student submissions sent to TeenInk magazine during the past eleven years. This nonprofit monthly publication is read by 3.5 million teens in thousands of schools nationwide. Since its inception, TeenInk (formerly The 21st Century) has published more than 25,000 students. All the pieces in this book are drawn from this wellspring of prose, poetry,