Book Review: Edge the Bare Garden


Title: Edge the Bare Garden

Author: Roseanne Cheng

Published: September 15, 2015 by Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Rating: ★★★

Date Read: May 26-30, 2016

*Wise Ink Creative Publishing provided a digital copy through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.



“I was an In. Always had been, always would be. And Agnes… she was an Out.”

Agnes’s young life has been full of daily taunts and rejections, so when the opportunity arises for her to get a little payback from the people who’ve hurt her, she takes it. But serious questions arise when her online revenge spirals quickly and irreversibly out of control. At what point does retribution go to far? Who is responsible in an online world where no one is willing to take blame?


This book shows a realistic middle school setting where social media is used for bullying. Students will be able to relate to this story.

Gave 3 stars to this book because it’s written in a good way plus the topic is suitable for today’s time where social media is phenomenal and bullying is a major problem in schools.

I like the story telling, the exposition until the climax. But what I didn’t like is the falling action and the ending, it’s like the ending of Paper Towns just finishing like that leaving with incomplete explanation.

But this story left me with one lesson, and that is to help because it is the right thing to do.

“They are so far on the periphery that people underestimate the,/ And people don’t realize that they’ve underestimated them until it’s too late.”

“She was enjoying watching each and every domino fall.”

“The whole act you have going about how the world is against you? It’s annoying. And stupid.”


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