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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: Cornered

Title: Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance
Series: Anthology
Genre: Young Adult-Short Stories
Author: Edited by Rhode Belleza
Publisher: Running Press
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Book: FC sent by publisher

"It does not necessarily take a fist to create a punch in the gut. This fourteen-story YA fiction anthology delves into the experience of being bullied—socially, emotionally, physically, psychologically, and sexually. The school hallways, walks home, and house walls are no longer the boundaries for intimidation and harassment. With the rapid-fire response time of social media and smartphones, bullying has lost all limits, and the lines among truth, lies, and real accountability have become blurred. Featuring some of the hottest voices in YA literature, both bestselling and on the rise, Cornered includes works from Kirsten Miller (New York Times bestseller The Eternal Ones), Jennifer Brown (Hate List), Elizabeth Miles (Fury), Jaime Adoff (The Death of Jayson Porter), Lish McBride (Morris Award finalist Hold Me Closer, Necromancer), Matthue Roth (Losers), Sheba Karim (Skunk Girl), Kate Ellison (Butterfly Clues), Zeta Elliot (A Wish After Midnight), Josh Berk (The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin), and James Lecesne (Absolute Brightness and founder of the Trevor Project)."

This is a great collection of stories. Stories that are raw, dealing with bullying every, single day. And stories where people have had enough and are finally standing up for themselves.

Let me begin by saying that I had a love/hate thing with this book. One minutes I'd be angry or sad due to an bullying story and when I got in to the defiance story I was all like," HELL YEAH!" LOL! This is a great book filled with awesome stories to give you that emotional roller coaster. Even though the stories were short, you were able to get each character, watch them stand up and face their bully and of course others, taking it every day.

My fave defiance story is Nemsis which is the first story and well its about defiance. I really love the chance at getting revenge for bullying.

If you want stories that really make you see things differently, check this book out. It awesome and powerful. Each story different from the next, you are never left bored. Cornered is a great anthology that gets down to the heart of the matter.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Wow, that sounds like a roller coaster. At least it builds you back up after a downer.

  2. I really love collections of stories. It sounds like a great book. I hadn't heard of it before now. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This sounds like a great book. Will have to remember to get it in book form so when I throw it, it won't hurt my ereader. LOL

  4. I think this is a good one for schools to have. I always get SO emotional with bullying stories too!

  5. This reminds me of the Possession series by...somebody lol. It sounds like a great ride though!


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