STORIES FROM THE EDGE
A collection of gripping, thought-provoking short stories by eight award-winning UK young adult authors.
From the perils of online chat rooms, doping in sport, racism and terrorism, to gender and self-esteem issues, love, life and death, Stories from The Edge isn’t afraid to ask some big questions. Sometimes frightening, often funny, always brutally honest, these stories will take you to where the shadows are darkest and the ground drops away. The question is, are you prepared to look over the edge?
From the introduction by Joy Court, Chair: CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals
“The short story is a very powerful weapon in the hands of a librarian or teacher . . . I guarantee that these stories will leave readers gasping for more. But most importantly they will get teen readers thinking and talking. From the perils of online chat rooms, doping in sport, racism and terrorism, to gender and self-esteem issues, love, life and death, we run the full gamut of teenage concerns in this volume. We ‘gatekeepers’ know that one of the most important reasons for reading stories is building empathy and understanding, and it is the conversations springing from a shared reading which can be the most productive of results.”
Stories from The Edge will be available in paperback and eBook on 15th July 2016
Discussion Guides for exploring each of the stories will be available as a free PDF download from The Edge website from 15/7/16.
Visit www.edgeauthors.blogspot.co.uk for more information