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Collins Readers - The Edge [School edition]

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Hardback
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Alan Gibbons
20/02/2004
Key Stage 3/Ages 11-14
978-0-00-717864-3
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RRP £8.30
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A tense yet thrilling novel from Alan Gibbon that tackles the issues of domestic violence, fear and prejudice with great pace and vitality.

Danny is a boy on the edge. A boy teetering on the brink of no return, living in fear. Cathy is his mother; she has been broken by fear. Chris is fear and they belong to him
When Danny and Cathy break free of their fear and escape to start a new life, instead of freedom they find danger an prejudice of a different kind.

The novel presents us with an account of domestic violence and racial prejudice from a number of different points of view. It is an excellent model for the study of multiple narration and explores emotive contemporary issues with sensitivity, linking to Citizenship and PSHE. A compelling plot involves even reluctant readers, and students will find many opportunities for discussion.
“Alan Gibbons is committed to writing books boys will read…No film or television could compete with the immediacy of this intense plotting.”
Sunday Herald

“A fast and compelling 'must read'…I can't recommend it highly enough. “
Books for Keeps

“The characters are brilliantly drawn”
Mail on Sunday

“Alan Gibbons's best yet. The writing grabs you from the first page and entwines you into the lives of the characters.”
The Herald

“A tense and deeply affecting story that encompasses racism and manipulative violence.”
Books for Keeps

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