All Sleek and Skimming
StoriesPaperback - 2006
--Michael Cart, Booklist columnist and Founding Editor of Rush Hour
"Dark, tender, and funny, this is the book I wanted when I was a teen."
--Maggie MacDonald, author of Kill the Robot and member of the Hidden Cameras and Republic of Safety
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. They're 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.
Authors included in this anthology:
Ivan E. Coyote
Susannah M. Smith