The Edge of Anything by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

 

Disclaimer: I received an e-arc from netgalley. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Edge of Anything

Author: Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: OCD rep! Own voice!

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

Genre: YA Contemporary

Recommended Age: 15+ (mental health, depression)

Publisher: Running Press Kids

Pages: 368

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Synopsis: 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, this dynamic #ownvoices novel explores grief, mental health, and the transformative power of friendship.

Review: I really loved this one! It was poignant and heartbreaking all in the same. The book did well with the dual POVs and the character development was amazing. The world building was also done well and I applaud the author for making realistic characters, with flaws and all. Also, hats off to the amazing OCD rep!

The only issue I had with the book is that there were some overdramatic scenes and writing that I felt was a bit out of character. Other than that, this was a great book!

Verdict: A must read!

BOOK INFORMATION

The Edge of Anything

by Nora Shalaway Carpenter
Publisher: Running Press Teen
Release Date: 24th March, 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Mental Health

Synopsis:

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, this dynamic #ownvoices novel explores grief, mental health, and the transformative power of friendship.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40651796-the-edge-of-anything

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2sPKkrx

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-edge-of-anything-nora-shalaway-carpenter/1132821562?ean=9780762467587

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Edge-of-Anything-Nora-Shalaway-Carpenter/9780762467587

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-edge-of-anything-1

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Nora_Shalaway_Carpenter_The_Edge_of_Anything?id=vqKnDwAAQBAJ&hl=en_US

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BOOK AUTHOR

Nora Shalaway Carpenter holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Before she wrote books, she served as associate editor of Wonderful West Virginia magazine and has been a Certified Yoga Teacher since 2012. Originally from rural West Virginia, she currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband, three young children, and one not-so-young dog. Learn more at www.noracarpenterwrites.com or follow her on Instagram @noracarpenterwrites and Twitter @norawritesbooks.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://www.noracarpenterwrites.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17086511.Nora_Shalaway_Carpenter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/norawritesbooks

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noracarpenterwrites/

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