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, The Edge of Anything is a vibrant #ownvoices debut YA novel about grief, mental health, and how friendship can help you find yourself and the goodness in life, even when everything feels broken.
"Carpenter (Yoga Frog), herself a victim of trauma-induced OCD, draws equally convincing portraits of two suffering teens. Alternating the girls’ points of view, she sharply contrasts their home lives, personalities, and passions while focusing on their fears and despair. Chronicling traumas and the girls’ respective coping mechanisms in ways both genuine and harrowing, Carpenter focuses on hope and the ways friendship can help shine light through the darkness." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Author||Nora Shalaway Carpenter|
|Publication Date||Mar 24, 2020|
|Publisher||Running Press Kids|