Publication Date: 30/03/2023 ISBN: 9781471413049 Category:

Crossing the Line

Tia Fisher

Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: 30/03/2023 ISBN: 9781471413049 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£7.99

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Description

SHORTLISTED FOR THE YOTO CARNEGIE MEDAL 2024.

‘Do you feel safe?’

A powerful novel exploring how teenagers can be swept up into county lines.

Erik’s life has been falling apart ever since his dad died. Homework and being good at school stop feeling important when you’re the new man of the house. When Erik’s bad behaviour attracts the wrong crowd, he’s sucked into a terrifying new world of drug dealing, trap houses and violence.

Making money feels good but Erik soon learns that a small favour can become a huge debt.

And when his sisters’ lives are threatened, Erik will have to cross one more line to save them.

Written in stunning verse, this is a poignant story about seeking safety and asking for help in times of crisis.

Publisher Review

Just wow. Incredible voice, impeccably crafted - so funny, moving and terrifyingly real. A verse novel for our times. I read it, then read it again. So will you. * Finbar Hawkins * Crossing the Line is a fast-paced, highly readable novel in verse. This an exciting and growing sub-genre of YA fiction that tends to particularly appeal to reluctant or disengaged readers. The innovative use of different fonts and layouts in this case is particularly appealing and draws the reader into the narrative. The post-covid setting is very relatable and the murky world of drug dealing makes for addictive reading. * School Reading List *

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