Diary of a Coward

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: ISBN: 978-960-03-5835-3

Illustr.: Petros Bouloubasis

Pages: 272, softcover

Year of Publication: 2014


Public Book Award 2015 for Teen & YA Literature


Nikos and Thodoris. The perpetrator and the victim. Yesterday and today. Against the backdrop of a private school, we follow two personal narratives of victory and defeat, and joy and despair as they cross paths daily in a brutal tale of abuse and the constant torment of bullying. Classmates and friends, families and teachers sooner or later come to witness extreme behaviors. Who will react? When? And how? Is there a way out of this situation? And who is ultimately responsible for its perpetuation?

Diary of a Coward vividly illustrates everyday situations that more and more children experience. The young adult fiction novel is a dive into the psychology of adolescents, an exploration of the darker aspects of their minds and behaviors. Written with humor and bitterness, describing dreams and betrayals, friendships and abandonment, acceptance and marginalization. A book that talks about what we have all felt and thought, but are ashamed to admit.


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