I, Bully addresses the serious issue of cyber bullying. What makes this story unique is that it is told from the perspective of both the bully and the victim.
The two main characters, the victim, Hannah and the bully, Eric, learn from each other in ways they could never have imagined.
Hannah is a typical young girl in grade 8. She’s completely focused on friends and feels her family doesn’t understand. Hannah also feels invisible and her perception is that her older sister gets all the attention. It’s a good, middle class family, but struggling.
Eric is also in grade 8, but his family is dysfunctional. Dad drinks and mom is barely keeping it together. Eric is filled with rage and takes it out on everyone.
Eventually, spirit quests and restorative justice help build relationships that lead to enlightenment and reconciliation.
Be sure to listen in and share this interview, as Roy Dimond’s exciting new novel I, Bully is as real as it gets, offering insight into why a bully chooses to hurt and intimidate, what victims experience, and why they are victims. An outstanding, heart-filled novel, I, Bully promises to empower and touch all who read it.
ABOUT ROY DIMOND
Roy Dimond, was not always a writer. For most of his adult life he was a Youth Worker, meaning that he worked with families that were struggling, or children who were having a hard time. Roy was also a Parenting Worker, assisting adults to learn new skills. These were professions that were both rewarding and heart breaking.
In the thirty years that he was a Youth Worker, he learned that no matter how difficult life is, if one can answer, ‘who am I’ and ‘what do I believe in’ then the lessons that the universe is teaching will be learned. That led him on a journey half way around the world and back. When he returned — he began writing.
Roy has written, The Singing Bowl. A novel of one man’s search for a book lost to the world. His second novel, Silence and Circumstance is a fictional account of the 11 days that Agatha Christie went missing. He now brings us, I, Bully, a middle grade novel about cyber-bullying and all its repercussions. It is told from the perspective of both the victim and the bully with the help of Native American circle sessions.