Sliding on the Edge

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  • 425 pages
  • Sliding on the Edge
  • C. Lee McKenzie
  • English
  • 16 October 2018

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Sliding on the Edge Alternate cover edition for ASIN B00DNJXC8C Shawna Stone, 16, can 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 Yet she s thrown when her mother abandons her in Vegas with only a bus ticket and the name and number of a stranger to call Now this troubled, desperate teen finds herself on a Northern California horse ranch with Kay Stone, her steely, youngish, disillusioned grandmother, who overwhelms Shawna with rules and daily barn chores Shawna will baffle Kay with her foul mouthed anger and shrugging indifference to everything except the maltreated horse on the ranch next door But it s worse than even Kay suspects Shawna s driven to cut herself by that strange voice inside her head, which at times has been her only steady companion As this unlikely pair struggle to co exist, will they overcome their inner suffering to build a bridge to each other, and together find the strength to transcend the past Free Read [ Sliding on the Edge ] by [ C. Lee McKenzie ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Sliding on the Edge

  1. Chrys Fey says:

    3.5 STARSShawna is a sixteen year old girl whose mother just split Now she has to live with a grandmother she doesn t know Every moment is far from what she s used to, and she struggles within herself She doesn t talk unless she s yelling She always has a bad attitude And she cuts her ankle to relieve her pain.By the middle of the book, I really got into the characters I got teary eyed and held my breath at certain parts The only thing that disappointed me was the abrupt end I expected 3 3.5 STARSShawna is a sixteen year old girl whose mother just split Now she has to live with a grandmother she doesn t know Every moment is far from what she s used to, and she struggles within herself She doesn t talk unless she s yelling She always has a bad attitude And she cuts her ankle to relieve her pain.By the middle of the book, I really got into the characters I got teary ey...

  2. Martha Schwalbe says:

    Wow This book took me by surprise because the flawed main character is trying to fight the Monster This is the most proactive book on cutting I ve read in all my time reading YA The book wasn t driven by the cutting either which makes itplausible since the few cutters I ve known have kept their secret while living what appear to be normal lives.Shawna s reluctance to get to know her grandmother in terms...

  3. Elizabeth Seckman says:

    I really enjoyed this book and was a little sad to close the cover and say good bye to Shawna and Kay I found the dual perspective between the grandma and the granddaughter was insightful and showed how the two characters were...

  4. J.Q. Rose says:

    What a timely topic.Teen suicide is hurtling toward epidemic proportions in our society I applaud the author for opening up a conversation about this very tough subject Shawna, the 16 year old, who must deal with this monster in her life is portrayed as a tough, hard edged girl who has had noone who really cared about her in her life Her grandmother, Kay, has guilt she must deal with and no idea how to handle or love a girl like Shawna Ms McKenzie kept these characters true to their charact What a timely topic.Teen suicide is hurtling toward epidemic proportions in our society I applaud the author for opening up a conversation about this very tough subject Shawna, the 16 year old, who must deal with this monster in her life is portrayed as a tough, hard edged girl who has had noone who really cared a...

  5. Sherry Ellis says:

    Sixteen year old, Shawna Stone, is abandoned by her mother, an addicted gambler Her options are to roam the streets of Las Vegas, or find her grandmother, Kay She opts for the latter As she tries to build her life in her grandmother s home, she is haunted by her past and the inner monster that urges her to cut and even end her life.Told in alternating points of view, Sliding on the Edge, gives an inside look on what it is like to be the troubled teenager, and what it is like to live with one Sixteen year old, Shawna Stone, is abandoned by her mother, an addicted gambler Her options ar...

  6. Yolanda Renee says:

    The damage we do in the heat of the moment can change lives forever and Sliding on the Edge by C Lee McKenzie is a prime example of that Lie s, half truths, fear, and mistrust all play a role for sixteen year old Shawna, and her grandmother, Kay Stone when they finally meet.A great read for any pre teen or teenager struggling with dysfunction or not Empathy can go a long way when it comes to understanding that we all have secrets and tha...

  7. Jeff says:

    Shawna is a tough sixteen year old, at least on the outside She is capable of surviving the streets of Las Vegas and the abusive boyfriends of her narcissistic mother When her mother flees town with her newest lover, on the day the rent is due, Shawna wakes to a bus ticket, a 100 bill and a note to go to her grandmothers in Central California There, she will be where her mother can find her when she gets her life back together Having never met her grandmother, Shawna reluctantly decides to Shawna is a tough sixteen year old, at least on the outside She is capable of surviving the streets of Las Vegas and the abusive boyfriends of her narcissistic mother When her mother flees town with her newest lover, on the day the rent is due, Shawna wakes to a bus ticket, a 100 bill and a note to go to her grandmothers in Central California There, she will be where her mother can find her when she gets her life back together Having never met her grandmother, Shawna reluctantly decides to take the trip Having been disappointed all her life, Shawna has developed a protective facade that pushes others away In a similar way, her grandmother Kay also ha...

  8. Briana says:

    Complete full review here Interview here on the Edge is the emotional, powerful debut novel of author C Lee McKenzie.To say that Shawna is troubled would be a serious understatement She is haunted and struggles daily with the demons inside her caused from a disastrous home life To make matters worse, there is Monster The voice inside her head cutting her down, reminding her of all the bad t Complete full review here Interview here on the Edge is the emotional, powerful debut novel of author C Lee McKenzie.To say that Shawna is troubled would be a serious understatement She is haunted and struggles daily with the demons inside her caused from a disastrous home life To make matters worse, there is Monster The voice inside her head cutting her down, reminding her of all the bad things in her life, and in turn, making Shawna turn to a razor blade for comfort Shawna is a very genuine and believable character Despite her hard and bitter exterior, I could really feel her grief and pain, and found myself desperately hoping she d have a happy ending.Kay, Shawna s grandmother, has demons of her own to battle, having been through some hard times of her own She is so lonely, that is, until Shawna comes along Kay is somewhat cold and stern but she has definitely met her match in Shawna She is thrust out of her comfort zone and it doesn t take her long to realize that she is in over her head I thought Kay was very realistic...

  9. Kayla says:

    The novel switches between Shawna and Kay s POV I really enjoyed reading Shawna s chaptersthan Kay s I thought Shawna had a genuine voice, even if she did have a bit of an attitude Shawna s thoughts and behavior were completely understandable, though, considering how her life had been and how her mother treated her Her mother was a very selfish woman, putting her own needs ahead of her daughter s every time, and ve...

  10. Books and Literature for Teens says:

    Sliding on the Edge is an emotional and edgy story of one girl s journey to recovery Shawna is a tough girl, she has to be to survive some of America s roughest cities When her mom leaves her alone in Las Vegas with only a hundred bucks to buy a bus ticket and a phone number, Shawna soon finds herself on a Californian horse ranch living with a grandmother she never knew existed Besides her problematic anger issues and rough exterior, Shawna turns to cutting herself when a she can t handle the Sliding on the Edge is an emotional and edgy story of one girl s journey to recovery Shawna is a tough girl, she has to be to survive some of America s roughest cities When her mom leaves her alone in Las Vegas with only a hundred bucks to buy a bus ticket and a phone number, Shawna soon finds herself on a Californian horse ranch living with a grandmother she never knew existed Besides her p...