Len is a loner teen photographer haunted by a past that’s stagnated her work and left her terrified she’s losing her mind. Sage is a high school volleyball star desperate to find a way around her sudden medical disqualification. Both girls need college scholarships. After a chance encounter, the two develop an unlikely friendship that enables them to begin facing their inner demons.
But both Len and Sage are keeping secrets that, left hidden, could cost them everything, maybe even their lives.
Set in the North Carolina mountains, this gorgeous #ownvoices novel explores grief, mental health, and the transformative power of friendship.
"Carpenter weaves an incredibly rich tale...a powerful, tender reminder of the importance of friendship in times of trauma."
* Kirkus, starred review
"Hand to fans of John Green immediately."
"For readers who enjoy realistic, emotional journeys such as John Corey Whaley's books or Nina LaCour's We Are Okay."
School Library Journal
"A heartfelt, poignant, and candid story about the power--and danger--of magical thinking, and the grounding strength of good friends."
Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of REFUGEE
"The Edge of Anything is a gorgeously imagined, tender, irresistible examination of shame and the secrets we keep even from ourselves, but more than that, is it a reminder that vulnerability and truth telling are the best paths to healing and triumph. I can't wait for the world to meet Sage and Len!"
Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light
"An unforgettable story about the power of friendship."
Martha Brockenbrough, author of THE GAME OF LOVE