What does it mean to be trapped — physically, emotionally, or psychologically? Thirteen prominent young adult authors have been given free rein to interpret the term, and the results are electrifying, revealing the best and the worst of the human spirit. Apollo, Joan Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Gary Crew, Lois Duncan, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Walter Dean Myers, Gillian Rubinstein, David Skinner, Marc Talbert, Rob Thomas, and Rita Williams-Garcia contribute orginal works of prose, verse, and drama. In settings fantastic, mythological, and contemporary, and with tones humorous, introspective, and thrilling, these touted authors' explorations of being trapped produce gripping results.