A collection of compelling short fiction for older teen readers. This anthology combines powerful young adult fiction and adult fiction with teen appeal. It gathers stories of interest to older teen readers, an often overlooked group. Many teens think young adult books are too simple or out of touch, or both. They often skip them entirely and turn to adult books, thinking they are more challenging. But these readers often have trouble locating adult literature that deals with issues relevant to their lives. The stories in this collection are funny, nasty, playful, heartbreaking, angry, honest, authentic and surreal. TheyOre about family, friends, obstacles, searching, love, loss, music, sex, discovery and growing up.
Lisa Heggum, a librarian passionate about reaching older teen readers, has gathered stories from some of the brightest lights writing today.