According to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, one out of every four students is bullied-and 85 percent of these situations will never receive intervention.
Bestselling author Nancy Rue’s Mean Girl Makeover trilogy (including additional titles So Not Okay and You Can't Sit with Us) aims to examine that pressing issue. Each book in the Mean Girl Makeover trilogy focuses on a different character’s point of view: the bully, the victim and the bystander. The latest release in the series, Sorry I’m Not Sorry, tells the story from the perspective of the bully and shows solid biblical solutions to the bullying problem in a story for tween girls.
It’s hard for tweens to imagine why a bully acts the way he or she does. Sorry I’m Not Sorry shows girls that they hold the power to stop bullying through mutual understanding and acts of love.
I think it's helpful to see bullying from all sides of the issue. Bullying is always wrong, but responding to a bully in a hurtful manner doesn't help either. By providing a look into what can cause bullying, this book enables empathic solutions. The focus on reconciliation and Biblical perspectives is also very helpful, especially in Christian settings (yes, bullying can happen there too). However, it's worth a read even for those dealing with bullying in the secular world, as a lot of the information is valid even without the Christian focus.
Nancy Rue has written more than 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and her husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.