I, Bully by Roy Dimond
About The Book:
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.
About The Author:
Roy Dimond lives with his wife in Victoria, British Columbia, a small community on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada.
In his first life, Roy had the honor of helping at risk children and their families. He worked at all levels of education as a Youth Worker and Parenting Worker. Roy presented workshops to post graduate students at universities as well as seminars to beginning teachers.
In his second life, Roy is pursuing his love of travel and writing. Having explored cities on four continents, from Cuzco to Kyoto, Santorini to Tsumago, his wanderings have all found a way into his stories.
Roy’s first novel is called, The Singing Bowl and his second is titled, Silence and Circumstance. As you read this, he is already working on his next adventure.