Winner of the Angus Book Award, THE EDGE is crackly with tension. How will this mother and son escape their abuser and start a new life?
We've got to go. Now.
It's early morning and Danny's mother is at his bedside, urging him to get up. They're on the run from Chris, his mother's boyfriend, a violent man who beats them both up, and won't let them go.
Chris pursues Danny and his mother from London to the north, where they take refuge with Danny's grandparents. But even there, nothing is safe. Danny is conspicuous as the only mixed-race boy in their small community, and with the ever-present threat of discovery, he has to learn how to live continually on the edge.
A tense and chilling story with terrific drama, THE EDGE shows the depth of character and the understanding of the predicaments of children today that gives Alan Gibbons his special quality.
Eight years have passed since readers met Peak Marcello, the 15-year-old son of famous mountaineers, in Peak, about the Manhattan teen's quest to become the youngest person to scale Mount Everest. In this equally action-packed (but more violent) sequel, Peak has been home from Tibet for just a few months when he joins an even riskier expedition. A secretive billionaire is planning an "International Peace Ascent," involving hundreds of teens simultaneously climbing mountains around the world, with film crews on hand. Peak's group is sent to Afghanistan, and though the narrative is loaded with information about the mechanics of climbing, the specialized gear, and the nuances of the terrain, falling into a crevasse turns out to be the least of Peak's worries. When a fellow climber attracts dangerous, criminal attention, Peak and another climber must engineer a daring rescue mission, a harrowing escape, and, finally, the symbolic ascent that was the reason for their trip. Readers familiar with the first book and newcomers alike will enjoy this trek. Ages 12 up.
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