The Edge of Anything (Hardcover)

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A vibrant #ownvoices debut YA novel about grief, mental health, and the transformative power of friendship.

Len is a loner teen photographer haunted by a past that's stagnated her work and left her terrified she's losing her mind. Sage is a high school volleyball star desperate to find a way around her sudden medical disqualification. Both girls need college scholarships. After a chance encounter, the two develop an unlikely friendship that enables them to begin facing their inner demons.

But both Len and Sage are keeping secrets that, left hidden, could cost them everything, maybe even their lives.

Set in the North Carolina mountains, this dynamic #ownvoices novel explores grief, mental health, and the transformative power of friendship.

About the Author

A graduate of Vermont College of Fine Art's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program, Nora Shalaway Carpenter is the author of the forthcoming YA contemporary novel, The Edge of Anything (Running Press, April 7, 2020), editor and contributing author of the forthcoming YA anthology Rural Voices (Candlewick, Fall 2020), and author of the picture book Yoga Frog (Running Press, out now). Before she wrote books, Nora worked as associate editor of Wonderful West Virginia magazine and has been a Certified Yoga Teacher since 2012. Originally from rural West Virginia, she currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband, three young children, and the world's most patient dog and cat.

Praise For…

"A heartfelt, poignant, and candid story about the power-and
danger-of magical thinking, and the grounding strength of good friends."

Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee

Edge of Anything
a gorgeously imagined, tender, irresistible examination of shame and the
secrets we keep even from ourselves, but more than that, it is a reminder that
vulnerability and truth telling are the best paths to healing and triumph. I can't
wait for the world to meet Sage and Len!"

Estelle Laure, author of This Raging

unforgettable story about the power of friendship."—Martha Brockenbrough, author of The Game of Love and Death

Product Details
ISBN: 9780762467587
ISBN-10: 0762467584
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Publication Date: March 24th, 2020
Pages: 368