About the Author
Stephanie H. Meyer, with her husband John Meyer, are the founders
of the nonprofit Young Authors Foundation, which publishes Teen
Ink, the national monthly magazine that has showcased the work of
more than 65,000 teens since 1989. Stephanie, editor of the book
and magazine, holds master's degrees in education and social work.
John, with an M.B.A, is the publisher of Teen Ink magazine. All
royalties from Teen Ink books are donated to the Young Authors
Foundation to fund further reading, writing, and educational
opportunities for teenagers. John Meyer was publisher of two
successful business magazines before creating Teen Ink - a national
monthly print magazine written for teens by teens. He and his wife
Stephanie have two children. To learn more visit www.TeenInk.com.
Emily Sperber is an editor for Teen Ink magazine. Heather Alexander
is an editor for Teen Ink magazine.
"This book was really important and vital to me. I was extremely
grateful for it, and I hope that many others read this and
recognize the importance of stopping bullying, if they haven't yet.
Even if you do realize it, you--like me--may want more information,
the human quality in the world of bullying."
--Eli Madison, Blogger
"This is a book that I would recommend to parents, tweens, teens,
and educators. I will be purchasing this book for my own
collection. And recommending to my students and peers."
--Tanya Kaanta, Parent and Educator
"This book is well put together and is a powerful look into the
world of bullying and bullied and the cost of allowing bullying to
continue in our communities."
--Alex McGilvery, Blogger,
"It'll be a great resource on bullying & will be going on a
brochure I'm passing out to schools about our bullying
--Kathy Jalowiec, Librarian
"Bullying Under Attack is beyond eye-opening, beyond
painful to read. That said, this book should become part of the
school required reading."
"This book is good for children and adults that have been bullied
just to let them know that they are not on their own."
"I think all teenagers, adults and teachers must read this
book. This book should be part of the required reading material. I
recommend this book to everyone, young and old."
"What an incredibly heart-wrenching book."
"A useful and insightful text for victims and carers alike, to deal
with a long underestimated problem. Should be stocked in all school
"Bullying Under Attack should be required reading in
schools everywhere. This should be the book discussed in English
class, read during assemblies, carried in every backpack, and
available on library shelves. This is an excellent book with the
power to influence its readers and maybe, just maybe erase some of
the hatred from this world."
"Certainly, this is the most important young adult and children's
book I've read in my entire life."
--Devorah Bennu, Blogger for the
"This book is a much-needed anthology. 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. I would
recommend this book to really any teen that I know, whether they
suffer from bullying or not. 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
--April Thorwardson, Social Worker
"I really wish a book like this had have been available when I was
going through my years of torment. But I am happy that it is
available now...I would highly recommend this book to everyone."
--Sarah Quick, Stay-at-home Mom
"A timely and powerful book. I ordered copies for the library and
hope that they will reach readers that can benefit from its
--Laura Rancani, Librarian
"This book is a must read for everyone, and is one that is
currently being added to the library collection."
--Sara Thompson, Librarian
"Heart-felt and heart-wrenching stories, straight from the
experiences of the bullied, the bystanders, and those who have
bullied. Exceptional writing from all, and so worth the read."
, The New York Times
bestselling young adult author--Endorsement
"I was never a victim . . . never a bully . . . but bystander? Oh,
yes. I was too often a bystander. Maybe I am, sometimes still. This
meaningful book will kindle sparks of recognition in many of us,
along with a reminder that we can change."
, author of The
"Without detracting from what experts understand about bullying,
there is no substitute for direct testimony by victims,
victimizers, and bystanders. In this unique collection, young
people describe their own experiences vividly and, in the process,
reveal what they have learned about others and about
, professor of education at
Harvard University, author of Frames of Mind: The Theory of
"For almost a quarter of a century, Teen Ink has been encouraging
young people to write and then has published those pieces. These
heartfelt essays and poems explore the issues faced by teenagers
today. I applaud their efforts because they not only help young
people deal with their own lives but also encourage the budding
authors of the next generation."
, creator of Children's
"Wow. What a timely achievement--the only book about the problem of
bullying entirely written by teenagers. I know their personal
stories will move you, anger you, inspire you--even scare you. A
great read for a great cause."
--R. L. Stine
, author of the Goosebumps
"Bullying comes in many forms: name calling, shutting out,
character assassination, humiliation . . . even getting spit at.
All of which happened to me. This important book takes on an issue
all of us can relate to because it happened to so many of us. It's
refreshing and at times heartbreaking to hear the experiences of
these young people. Their voices remind us that bullying is still
an issue for children of all ages, and their stories bring a fresh
perspective to an old story. Bullying Under Attack
unique wakeup call for parents, teachers, and bullies, victims, and
bystanders to stop, listen, and think about the power of their
words and actions."
"It's great that Teen Ink has given a wide array of teenagers a
chance to speak out on bullying!"
, author of Sticks and
"Can there be any truer YA literature than that created by young
adults themselves? These stories and poems about bullying are
wrenchingly beautiful in their honesty and sometimes remarkable in
their insight. I have to believe that they will serve as a welcome
salve for the wounds and loneliness of those who are bullied as
well as wake-up call for the bullies who so often cannot comprehend
the pain they inflict."
, author of The
"People say that some books are mirrors and some are windows. That
is to say, readers can find themselves reflected in the stories, or
see out of their own narrow lives into a broader view. The stories
in this collection will do this for you."
, Author of Out of Oz
the Final Volume of the Wicked Years
"Bullying Under Attack
's gripping firsthand accounts take
you inside bullying from every vantage point. Writing with honesty,
clarity, and heart, these brave young people illuminate a topic
society prefers to squint at. Inspiring."
, authors of The Nanny
"With bullying on everyone's mind, this book offers great insight
into the real-life stories of those most affected: the victim, the
bystander, and the bully. A must-read for parents, educators, and
teens who want to understand the severity of the bully crisis."
, environmentalist and