In this brand-new collection of short stories, Aidan Chambers explores moments of truth, when a character or an event suddenly reveals an often-surprising meaning: A girl loses her humanity when she takes a summer job as a theme-park character; a boy tries to save a girl from a fiery death, only to discover the same event happened one hundred years before. And the titular story, in which an innocent game takes a fatal turn, will haunt the reader for a long time. These provocative stories beautifully lend themselves to discussion, and once again Chambers treats us to his fiercely intelligent, finely crafted prose and his incisive understanding of the wonderings of young people on the verge of adulthood. Awards and praise for the work of Aidan Chambers Michael L. Printz Award Carnegie Medal Hans Christian Andersen Award aBeautifully written, emotionally touching, and intellectually challenging.a aVOYA aJam-packed with ideas and passionate characters.a aPublishers Weekly aA marvelous wordsmith and magical storyteller.a aALAN Review aDisturbing, groundbreaking . . . original.a aBooks for Keeps Praise for The Kissing Game aHis [Chambers] sophisticated yet simple style is perfectly suited for an exploration of the new form of flash fictionsamulti-genre drabbles that top out at 1, 000 wordsaas well as standard short-story form. Thoughtful, challenging reading for teens on the cusp of adulthood.a aKirkus Reviews amore meaningful discussion and deeper understanding will only come from teens with more life experience, and thereas real potential for possible use in high school English classes.a aSchool Library Journal aModels for flash fiction and the short-story form as well as points of departure for challenging open-ended discussion, the stories in this collection lend themselves to multiple curricular uses as well as thoughtful personal reading.a aBulletin of the Center for Childrenas BooksAnd I also hereby announce, she continued to herself as the lift doors opened, that you, Miz Griselda Walsh, are no ... A built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors occupied the little entrance hall, opposite which was a door standing open into aanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Kissing Game|
|Publisher||:||Abrams - 2011-03-04|