Sliding on the Edge
Publisher : WestSide Books
Shawna Stone, sixteen, has learned to handle anything from a Las Vegas hustle to skipping out on the rent. Scarred inside and out, she's survived with a tough, hardened attitude. When her mother abandons her in Vegas, with only a bus ticket and the name and number of a stranger to call, this troubled desperate teen finds herself on a California horse ranch with Kay Stone, the steely, youngish grandmother she's never known. Follow their journey to trust and love.

The Story Behind This Book
A news article that told about a survey on Ivy League campuses was the beginning of Sliding on the Edge. Here's what that article said: “Nearly 1 in 5 students at two Ivy League schools say they have purposely injured themselves by cutting, burning or other methods, a disturbing phenomenon that psychologists say they are hearing about more often.” When I read that I remember saying out loud, “Something’s wrong.” And those are the words that begin my book.


C. Lee McKenzie
A native Californian, C. Lee McKenzie is a writer who captures the pulse of adolescent confusion in her young adult novels, Sliding on the Edge and The Princess of Las Pulgas, Com More...
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