Book Reviews of On the Edge

On the Edge
On the Edge
Author: Gillian Cross
ISBN-13: 9780440966661
ISBN-10: 0440966663
Publication Date: 6/1/1987
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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ISBN 0440966663 - You know that feeling that someone is following you down a dark, deserted street? THIS book is THOSE footsteps. If you find yourself confused as you read, go with the flow - it'll make sense soon! Imagine being stripped of the things that have always identified you for yourself - my name, my family, my home, my things, my past - and being asked to define yourself anew. Can't imagine it? Tug couldn't either, but it was happening to him, and it was being done by people who want to demolish "family" as we know it. Nearby, Jinny's life is almost the negative image of Tug's dilemma, every minute consumed by her family and their needs, the "family first" mantra repeated constantly. When does Jinny get to have time for Jinny? Each of them, in their own ways, defy their "families" and learn a little about who they are in relation to the rest of the world. The book might be a little too confusing for younger readers, but teens will get it and parents will enjoy it, even if they don't want to! When it's over, if you don't find yourself wondering who YOU are, you should read it again.

- AnnaLovesBooks