are edgy, fast-paced novels that combine real-world themes and believable characters to make for short, heart-stopping books — sure to engage the most reluctant reader.




In spite of its brevity, few words on a page, and simple vocabulary, this book is aimed squarely at teens. Coarse language, sex, drinking, and a frank discussion of suicide are all part of this tale.

— Kirkus Books 

A fast-paced story, blending multiple hot-button issues including controlling relationships and substance abuse.

— Publisher's Weekly 

Cutter Boy is definitely one of the better high interest reads out there today, and it fills a very important gap in teen literature.”

— CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

A gritty fairy tale for modern times, Rez Runaway communicates hope and compassion to an increasingly vulnerable teen demographic with an optimistic endnote that all teens need to hear: “It really does get better.””

— National Reading Campaign