by Kelley Powell Barcellona
They are the beautiful and popular four, they call themselves, The Hive. If you are not one of them or at least approved by them you are a Nothing. When you are nothing your school days are filled with abuse and humiliation. Brooke Stevens leads a foursome of middle grade girls in a world of bullying and torture making life miserable for the weaker students. But when Brooke goes too far her secret is revealed to all and her school days are changed forever. The Hive draws readers into the dark world of middle grade school life, which can be exciting and fun for some, and a nightmare for their victims. A brilliant debut, this middle grade novel introduces remarkable new writer, Kelley Powell Barcellona to contemporary realistic fiction.