New YA Fiction and Pop Song Released to Mark Anti-Bullying Week
The critically-acclaimed YA author Lynda Berger has received publicity following the release of her new book and accompanying pop song to mark Anti-Bullying Week, which starts today.
Her book, Demons and Thieves, tackles some of the most difficult aspects of childhood, including the effects of bullying. It also includes positive messages about how to deal with common teenage issues.
Schools across England have introduced Demons and Thieves, into their Key Stage 3 reading lists. Other schools, including those in Dorset, Bristol and the Midlands, look set to follow suit in coming months.
Berger, herself a victim of childhood bullies, has also co-written a pop song, ‘Take a Look at Yourself’, which hits the digital download shelves today. The track has been produced at Abbey Road Studios by Rob Cass, whose clients include Robbie Williams, Estelle and Will Young.
Berger, whose daughter was also plagued by bullies, said: “Writing the book and releasing the record isn’t about getting my own back, but rather about giving youngsters the courage to do what I didn’t – to stand up to bullies and never, ever, let them affect your life.”
Demons and Thieves goes on sale today priced £6.99 (paperback) and £3.99 (Kindle & Ebook versions). The accompanying song ‘Take a Look at Yourself’, is being released as a free download. Visit www.demonsandthieves.com