14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance

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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).

Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press Teens, c2012.
ISBN: 9780762444281
Branch Call Number: FIC Corne
Characteristics: 383 p.
Additional Contributors: Belleza, Rhoda


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branch_reviews Nov 15, 2012

This is a collection of fourteen different tales from fourteen separate young adult genre authors that cover all aspects of bullying. Whether the bullying occurs from a classmate, teacher, teammate or relative, these stories reflect the common theme that the source of bullying is never quite cut and dry and that nearly every one of us at some point in our lives has been a tormenter, a victim, or simply a silent witness to bullying. In every chapter each character has their own reaction to their torment with some backing down to their bully, and others rising up in defiance. Not all the stories have a rosy ending. Some are very unsettling and leave you wondering how or why someone could do such a thing to another human being. The use of social media is also addressed as the internet is used in several instances to either intimidate the victims or “out” the bully. A very interesting read that I would highly recommend to anyone grade 6 through adult. Reviewed by DH

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