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The Kissing Game - Short Stories (Hardcover): Aidan Chambers

The Kissing Game - Short Stories (Hardcover)

Aidan Chambers

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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 AwardCarnegie MedalHans Christian Andersen Award "Beautifully written, emotionally touching, and intellectually challenging." --"VOYA" "Jam-packed with ideas and passionate characters." --"Publishers Weekly
""A marvelous wordsmith and magical storyteller." --"ALAN Review"
"Disturbing, groundbreaking . . . original." --"Books for Keeps
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Praise for "The Kissing Game
""His Chambers] sophisticated yet simple style is perfectly suited for an exploration of the new form of flash fictions--multi-genre drabbles that top out at 1,000 words--as well as standard short-story form. Thoughtful, challenging reading for teens on the cusp of adulthood." -"Kirkus Reviews
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"more meaningful discussion and deeper understanding will only come from teens with more life experience, and there's real potential for possible use in high school English classes." -"School Library Journal
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"Models 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." -"Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"

General

Imprint: Abrams
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2011
First published: March 2011
Authors: Aidan Chambers
Dimensions: 216 x 133 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - With dust jacket / With dust jacket
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-8109-9716-5
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Short stories & other fiction
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Short stories & other fiction > Short stories
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun
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Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Short Stories & Other Fiction > Short Stories
LSN: 0-8109-9716-9
Barcode: 9780810997165

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