Sharp Edges

Sharp Edges Six friends attend a music festival in the Cederberg Only five come back For her seventeenth birthday Demi Crowley invites her five closest friends to join her at a music festival for a party to end a

  • Title: Sharp Edges
  • Author: S.A. Partridge
  • ISBN: 9780798163262
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • Six friends attend a music festival in the Cederberg Only five come back For her seventeenth birthday Demi Crowley invites her five closest friends to join her at a music festival for a party to end all parties But what was supposed to be the night of their lives soon becomes a nightmare none of them will ever forget.Sharp Edges is a topsy turvy tale of love, loss and fSix friends attend a music festival in the Cederberg Only five come back For her seventeenth birthday Demi Crowley invites her five closest friends to join her at a music festival for a party to end all parties But what was supposed to be the night of their lives soon becomes a nightmare none of them will ever forget.Sharp Edges is a topsy turvy tale of love, loss and friendship that will stay with you long after the final page has been turned, and leaves you questioning what you really know about your friends Sharp Edges is S.A Partridge s fourth novel for young adults.

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    1. In brief: S.A. Partridge understands totally what goes on in a teenager's head. After reading this I'm painfully reminded of what it was like for me when I was 17. FULL REVIEWSA Partridge has done it again – she has tapped into the spirit of youth culture and unravelled the lives of six young people. We start the novel knowing the worst has happened – Demi is dead, tragically drowned on her 17th birthday while she was attending an outdoor music festival. But then things become murky as we wo [...]

    2. In her fourth novel for Young Adults, SA Partridge documents the few days and weeks of a group of friends after the death of Demi Crowley. Going inside the mind of teenagers, Partridge gives us a glimpse into the thoughts, actions and heartbreak that shapes the lives of the five friends left alive after a horror weekend at a music festival. Demi the fun loving, happy-go-lucky girl who held together a group of friends, only wants her friends to be happy and to have the best 17th birthday party im [...]

    3. This is one of those books where you know what happens at the end, but you don’t know how. So the book starts at the end, but then starts at the beginning, jumping through time, giving you small clues about the events and how they came to be. So long story short, 6 friends go away together, but only 5 stay alive… creepy right? That’s how I felt when reading this short story! There was always this creepy undertone and it kept me guessing!The story is told from 5 perspectives: everyone who w [...]

    4. Tightly written cameo about teens shattered by tragedy at a music festival.The book gives a vivid picture of the headlong way in which teens live their lives, and all that other teen 'stuff' - the focus on self, the feeling that no one understands them, the blithe, guilt-free, take-it-for-granted attitude that drugs and drink make every experience better. I liked the assurance of the writing, and the way the author really gets into the heads of the characters. She gets right down to the kernel o [...]

    5. Demi is dead. She is the glue that held her friend-circle together and without her they are coming unstuck. Sharp Edges is a cleverly constructed Y.A novel with a fragmented timeline that unravels the mystery of Demi's demise through the eyes of those closest to her. Each character is a beautifully drawn, recognisable rendition of the pain you feel coming of age in cruel world where wonder is easily broken. I drew a relieved breath at the end that I'd made it into adulthood, scarred and relative [...]

    6. The book to me about 2 chapters to get into properly, but then it was a speeding up car heading for a brick wall. In the best possible sense. Loved loved that final moment.

    7. For her seventeenth birthday, Demi goes to a music festival in the Cederberg with five of her friends. Sadly, what was supposed to be the best night of her life ends up being the last, and her friends go home traumatised by her tragic death. Her boyfriend Damien feels like he doesn’t have a reason to live anymore. Ashley and Verushka – known as V – has lost their best friend. James and Demi weren’t close, but he’s torn by the fact that her death ruined his relationship with V, who hate [...]

    8. I enjoyed it, although I didn't like the drug abuse :( I really enjoyed how it switched characters each chapter.

    9. “It takes forever to die.” (My favourite line in this book).When a group of teens get permission to go away to a music festival for the weekend to celebrate Demi’s birthday without adult supervision, one of them dies. Demi was the glue of group and her death rips the seams of the little clique apart. In typical teenage fashion, each of them feel a level of responsibility and there’s a lot of finger pointing as to who is to blame.The story untangles each characters’ private thoughts and [...]

    10. This was a masterful book! SA Partidge has a way of writing such authentic, unique teenage voices. I loved how she told the story from all the different angles of the people involved - it made the ending so much more impactful. I hope this gets prescribed at schools.

    11. SA Partridge has done so much for Short Story Day Africa. A true champion for the YAs. Read many of her shorts. This is my first time giving her one of her novels a go.

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