ALLEY-GATORS: “The Bullies of Poughkeepsie” is a book written with every child in mind. Bullies lurk in the dark. They are everywhere. They are cowards. Peter, 14, has had his share of bullies in his young age living in the United States. In his travels around the world, he learned a lot more about them. Peter shares his experiences about the evils of bullying, and the ways of avoiding bullies. Bullies bully because they want to. They hurt people especially kids like you and me. Never surrender to a bully. Bullying STOPS with you and me.