After several tragic events involving teenage bullying, two young adult authors decided to lend their support to the growing anti-bullying movement by gathering true stories on the subject from dozens of their fellow writers. The result is a searingly honest collection that explores the problem from a variety of different points of view. What”s it like to be a victim of bullying? Why do bullies do what they do? What about the observers? Are they really innocent if they only stand by and watch? These candid, sometimes self-incriminating, always gut-wrenching accounts expose the scars — emotional, psychological, and physical — that result from malicious teasing, gossip, cyber-hazing, and violence. Sobering and heart-breaking, this one-of-a-kind anthology is ultimately inspiring, as its contributors reveal how they transformed fear into prize-winning fiction (by writing novels about their experiences), learned to celebrate their own quirky eccentricities (instead teasing other kids” for theirs), and even discovered how to defeat (or at least disarm) bullies with humor. Best-selling author-contributors include Heather Brewer, Mo Willems, Lisa Yee, Amy Goldman Koss, Alyson Noel, and R.L. Stine.