On The Edge by Lois Duncan
Stories At The Brink

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On the edge of the sea, drowning in a beach of quicksand...
On the edge of occupied Cambodia, waiting to cross the Mekong River to freedom...
On the edge of knowing your fainting spell may be due to a brain tumor...
On the edge of your toes in a ballet recital, waiting for the next sabotage...

The edge isn't always obvious. Rarely is it clearly defined. But in each of these twelve remarkable stories, young people find themselves in situations where -- mentally, physically, psychologically -- they are on the edge. Like her previous best-selling collections Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance and Trapped! Cages of Mind and Body, Lois Duncan's new anthology of original short stories by acclaimed young adult authors is an exciting mix of terror and thrills, humor and heartbreak. On the Edge: Stories at the Brink is a wild ride that will keep you on the edge...of your seat.


About Lois Duncan

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Lois Duncan was born on April 28, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she grew up in Sarasota, Florida. She attended the University of New Mexico. Duncan knew she wanted to be a writer from an early age. At the age of 10 she submitted her first story to a magazine and at 13, her first story was published . Throughout high-school, she wrote regularly for young people's publications, particularly Seventeen Magazine. She writes popular suspense stories for young people. These titles include I Know What You Did Last Summer, Night Terrors, Stranger With My Face, Don't Look Behind You and The Twisted Window. She is also the author of the nonfiction Who Killed My Daughter?, the the true story of her won search for her daughter's murderer. Her works have earned her several awards and recognitions. She received the Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award in 1992. Many of her novels have been chosen as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Six of her books have been Junior Literary Guild selections, and three have received Parents' Choice awards. She has also received five Special Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. Duncan currently lives in North Carolina.
Published June 1, 2000 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Emotional suspense from Margaret Peterson Haddix with a girl undergoing tests for a possible brain tumor, and William Sleator’s departure from science fiction into a scary tale about jealousy in the world of professional ballet score strongly.

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Readers drawn to this book's provocative title and jacket or to Duncan's (I Know What You Did Last Summer) reputation for suspense may be a little disappointed by the mixed bag of short stories found

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