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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  889 ratings  ·  125 reviews
I have always been bullied and trapped in darkness. I hoped life would get better when I moved to my mother's hometown, but it only got worse because it was there that I met my unrequited crush, Hayden Black.

He despised me from day one, and even more when I became best friends with his twin, Kayden. Kayden gave light to my life, but my happiness with him lasted only until
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services (first published 2016)
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Dec 11, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"Don't speak out or use your voice if someone bullies you. The world is unfair and the only way to stop your bully is to make him fall in love with you and then use him to scare away all the other bullies."
Though it wasn't deliberately said, that's what this book screams over and over again.

This didn't start by Sarah waking up only to look into the mirror and see how plain she is, tie her bird's nest into a "messy bun" and all that Wattpad unnecessary details. But everything else is...Quite Wat
melissa ☽
i read this in one sitting from 11 pm-5 am and yes i know im crazy but i have no regretss.

the writing was fantastic and this was definitely a page-turner and that's why this a somewhat a high rating for me. rating is not based on the characters cuz if it were, this would be a -1 star mostly because of the horrendous bullying. this is definitely not safe at all but if you like dark and twisty subject matter where nothing is held back, then this is for you. the tropes here are enemies to lovers, b
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I actually like the occasional 'bully' book. I want to be able to be sympathetic to the person being bullied while being intrigued by the person doing the bullying. I wanted to know more about Hayden, but I wanted a lot less of Sarah. And that's bad. However, I can see her character speaking to people of all sorts. It just wasn't for me.

So rather than rate this book poorly, detering even one reader from giving it a try, I'm going to do myself the favor of leaving it blank. I think people SHOULD
Aira Iqbal
Jun 28, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wattpad
I don't know why my 14 year old brain thought this was the most beautiful and perfect book I have ever read but my 16 year old brain knows better. I'm just going to straight up say I did not like this book...actually I didn't like the whole series, I don't get it why why and why would you want to be with a boy who has mentally, emotionally, physically abused you??? In my opinion Sarah is not a strong female character and certainly not a role model. She gave into her feelings for Hayden just like ...more
Sep 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book was disturbing and not in a good way! It makes emotional and physical abuse a forgivable offence! (If you had a dark past and mental issues) but still! This is absurd. I was curious to see if anything good comes out of this book/series but I was disappointed.
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the darkest book I've ever read. However, it was also so intoxicating that I couldn't put it down.
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Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
1. Writing is a bit long winded and simplistic
2. Felt like lots of writing about the same emotional stuff
3. BPD is portrayed in a rather crude and dare I say it ignorant way. But I hope maybe this improves with books?
4. It ends rather drearily and so I’m now waiting to see if improves when I have to buy the next book

Not a great read but I’m left with an unfinished story.
Miranda Hillers
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read Bullied last year and I was very impressed by Hollins' story about Sarah and Hayden. This emotional and violent rollarcoaster made me thowing the book against the wall and in the meantime I coudn't stop. I had to finish it and I can't wait to continue to the second part: Pained. If you like dark and bullied, grab it. You will be suprised. I definitely loved it.
Paula  Phillips
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it

I have been enjoying the bullymance trope and read so many bully books, some have been DNF's, others average and then you get the odd one that stands out. Bullied by Vera Hollins was one of those bully stories that took a different twist. The book starts with Sarah moving into a new town with her mother and meeting her neighbors - twin brothers Hayden and Kayden. Hayden, she never warmed to as he always from day one treated her like she was dirt whereas Kayden became her best friend. We learned
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
Have you ever read a book that has great pacing, emotions and character development? This book has it all. It was not your typical:

"Girl has a crush on boy, boy bullies girl once then falls in love, third wheel appears but got them out of the way, both get married and possibly have grandchildren."

Sarah was a strong character and I pity her that she can't go to anyone for help, especially her mom and I'm glad to see she didn't leave her focus on school. Hayden was a jerk, Vera(the author) did a g
Aug 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arcs, dnf-not-rated
DNF at 46%

I tried, I really did... I really wanted to like this book, but the more I tried the more I pushed myself away from this book. I couldn't connect to the characters nor to the writing style or the way the story was told. Sadly there was nothing that quipped my interest or could hold my attention. But I'm sure, others will love it. So if you are interested in a true bully romance, please give it a chance. You never know if you might love it ;-)

Great story

One of the better bully tales I’ve come across though I wouldn’t call it much of a romance. In fact, there was more bully activity and episodic bulling than romance. It was an original, moving storyline delivered with feeling. Not the typical academy trope with elites and queen bees but instead a story of bullying and two damaged souls inexplicably drawn together. The heroine was as strong as a girl in her trying circumstances could have been. The hero was almost scarily disturbed tho
Feb 26, 2020 rated it did not like it
I don't think I'm gonna write a full -rant- review for this one.
It's awkwardly written, the characters and situations are far too unrealistic and in absolute juxtaposition to the importance of the book's theme and it just seemed wrong and all over the place almost from the get-go.

I felt so nervous with the majority of the scenes in this book and after a while, I was mentally exhausted by the abhorrent and relentless use of abuse in every single page just for the sake of it, the stale dialog
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
-Jenna, 4 stars

I don't even know where to begin in my review. I knew by the title of this book that it was probably going to be emotional. What I didn't know until finishing is that this book will rip your heart out, but in such a well written and page turning way. We meet Sarah and the things she goes through, you can't imagine how she continues on. She seems weak but underneath is a strength that starts showing up by the end of the story. We also meet Hayden who is mysterious and you'll hate h
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmm am not even sure if I want to give this a 3 to be honest maybe more 2.5 not quite 2 but prob doesn't deserve a 3 either. Just so much to say about this book that I really don't want to get into but it's full of assumptions made about mental health issues and it's just not realistic at all. Sarah annoyed me, hayden was awful, I liked the side characters though.
Cayla (bad and bookish)
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Don’t even like bully romances but this one was DONE RIGHT
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This was deep and depressing. If the cover is anything to go by, trust me when I say that this isn’t your typical bully romance—it’s dark. After reading this, I think I need a break from books. It was...a lot. Almost like a rollercoaster that kept jerking me all over the place. Not fun but something I couldn’t stay away from even if I tried.

Readers, please take the trigger warning seriously. I’m going to be first to admit that I LOVE bully romances. This is NOT a romance, in my humble opin
❤️Melanie G.
Sep 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Ok, I the odd one out since I didn’t care for this book. I have to truthfully say that Sarah annoyed me. She had the capability of being stronger because you see it within the story several times. She allowed herself to be a victim. I do feel the bulling was above and beyond, it was boarder line torture. The fact that the school did NOTHING was disgusting.

Hayden, was on a whole different level of bully. He was out of control and the fact that no one noticed just baffled me. My heart broke for h
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Lord Have Mercy is what I said after reading this book. I have to say that this book is disturbing and full of bullying and things that may be a trigger to others.

Where to start okay I will try not to give to much away but it will be hard for me. Sarah moves with her mother to another town where she meets her next door neighbors Kayden and Hayden. She soon becomes best friends with Kayden. Then something tragic happens and Kayden dies. After the death of Kayden his twin Hayden blames Sarah for
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
This could have been a shorter book for sure, but none the less, I still had to finish it, so the author did a great job there. The writing wasn't amazing, but the author lured me in enough, that I had to finish and of course, download the next one. I love a bully book, they are my crack, but I think I can see where this is going and I have had my suspicions throughout.

“That’s because they only see their appearance. They see alluring, decorative paper wrapped around their rotten personal
Kandace Denys (bookish_kayy)
There was a lot going on in this one. Very over the top, very dramatic.
I understand the writer came from Wattpad, and while I think there are loads of people, with tons of talent, including this author, I just think this particular plot line was a flop.
Whoa... that was intense, scary and frustrating as fuck.
The hero here puts all the bullies I've read about so far to shame.
Leave it to me to like crazy shit like this😱
Not for the faint hearted and safety/sanity lovers🥰
Samah J
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
BULLIED (Bullied 1)
Vera Hollins
Releases 27th Aug
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I've previously read this when it was on Wattpad years ago.
I'm so happy that Vera has made it to be published worldwide.
And honoured to hav
Gitanjali  .C
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Words can light fires in the minds of readers.Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.

I honestly can't believe this is a debut book!!Every page builds up the emotionally gripping plot and I couldn't help but love Sarah and Hayden and their sizzling chemistry despite being emotionally wrecked after finishing the book.

Though bully romance books are common these days, not every book holds you captive like this one does.I could relate to all the characters and this book is very relatable and m
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Sarah, I think she got a really crappy hand delt to her. Her mom what not the best, to put it nicely, and I think that’s what led to a lot of her not having the nerve to stand up for herself, she never had a strong support system. Just look at what she’s started when Jessica became her friend, and even more so with Melissa and Mateo. I think that she’ll become a force to be reckoned with when it comes to protecting/standing up for the people she loves . I can’t wait to keep seeing her gro ...more
Esosa Kolawole
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could rate this book more than 5 stars. Literally. This book captured factors of mental health, bullying, broken down relationships, struggle and grief all so perfectly!!! I mean BPD is coming that I feel quite passionate and strong about as it struck a chord in my life, and I love love love how Vera is portraying Hayden and Sarah’s relationship. I love how Sarah isn’t being portrayed as this “weak” girl and isn’t taking Hayden’s crap and basically telling him to get lost.

This isn’t yo
Nov 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Worse book I have ever had the misfortune of laying my eyes upon. Not only is the plot utter garbage, but the actually writing is trash too. I’ve read all three books, they’re all absolute garbage and a waste of time and money. Not only does she not portray mental illnesses well AT ALL, but she glorifies abusive relationships and mental illnesses. Would not recommend ANYONE to read this book, wouldn’t even use it as kindling for a fire, it doesn’t even deserve to be useful. This is why wattpad a ...more
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