Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Interview with Ellen Hopkins

Recently, we had a post about the book, Dear Bully. Over at The Crazy Bookworm, Cathy got the pleasure of interviewing Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, etc. Here is a snippet of her interview:
What motivated you to contribute to Dear Bully?

Suicides. Young people who can't see beyond being harassed today, and so choose to believe this is the only way out. We, as individuals and as a society, have a duty to step in and try to change the behaviors that lead to these tragedies.

If you had the chance to talk to your teenage self, and give her a message. What would you say?

Dear Teen Self: You have been hurt. And you will be hurt worse over the years, but always you will come away from those painful periods stronger. Only through experiencing pain will you come to understand the true meaning of joy. And joy, always, eclipses pain.
Read the rest of the interview here. Cathy has set up a place to share your stories and struggles with bullies, if you would like to share your story, click here for the form.

Peace and Fangs,

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