Realistic, fantastical, amusing, and tragic, "Ten Steps Higher" reflects the contemporary adolescence of a high school girl, Alexis McDaniels, as she weaves through the burdensome 'swim or sink' life she's forced to live.
Alexis may not be the coolest girl in her high school, but she has a biting wit, spot-on courage and way too smart to ignore the wiles of ignorant school bullies. She takes on the high-stakes game of teen-tyranny ten steps higher, and in the process fashions unexpected relationships in the most unlikely circles.
Inventing who and what she will be, Alexis builds the dream team, and out of it discovers she's so much more. She finally finds the life she so deeply sought, only to face a tragedy that leaves her gasping for breath and questioning her life.
Beautifully written, "Ten Steps Higher” nimbly blends sharp with unapologetic emotion and is sure to resonate.