Back cover copy:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a record of The Bully Book and what it did to me.
How I fought it, and the way it fought back. . . .
I used to think The Bully Book was a myth. Then maybe a mystery I could solve.
Now I know it's a monster and I'm trying to defeat it.
Are you with me . . . or The Book?
What is The Bully Book? Part mystery, part tragedy, part comedy. Originally self-published as an ebook by a member of Team Starkid, The Bully Book is now available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook editions. The paperback includes a Q&A with the author.
Eric Haskins, the new sixth-grade bully target, is searching for answers. And unlike many of us who experienced something awful growing up, he finds them. Though they may not be what he expected.
When the author was eleven, he was bullied. This book is loosely based on incidents that happened to him in sixth grade.
The Bully Book is a Top Ten Indie Next List pick of 2013, and Publishers Weekly called The Bully Book a "gripping debut novel."
“[A] gripping debut novel...a layered and attention-grabbing mystery. Gale’s accounts of bullying are subtle and chilling, but readers will finish the book believing that the humiliations Eric suffers can be conquered.”
“[F]ast paced, with strong character voice in the writing...Great for discussion.”
“A compelling and unusual look at a complex and intractable problem that succeeds admirably as story as well.”