Cornered by Rhoda Belleza
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).


About Rhoda Belleza

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Rhoda Belleza is a freelance writer and editor who has worked with Paper Lantern Lit. She has been published on and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Published August 7, 2012 by Running Press Kids. 384 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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This bully-themed anthology stands out in both the breadth of its scope and its tolerance for moral ambiguity.

Jun 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Cornered: 14 Stories of Bully...

City Book Review

This is a good book for young adults who might be going through some bullying problems or adults who need to help their child.

Jan 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Cornered: 14 Stories of Bully...

Lambda Literary

In the light of the recent revelation that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have bullied a fellow student in high school, something said by character in “The Shift Sticks,” Josh Berk’s story in this collection, gains unexpected relevance.

Jul 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Cornered: 14 Stories of Bully...

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