Thrill Seekers

Edwina Shaw

Series: Cutting Edge
Interest Age: 14 - 18 Years old
Reading Age: 12 - 13 Years old
Published: 28 September 2011
AR Book Level: UY 4.3
Lexile Level: 725
Pages: 280pp
Words: 39,308 words

Availability: In stock

Paperback (format)
ISBN: 9781841678801
Ebook (format)
ISBN: 9781781271735


Set in Brisbane, Australia, and told as a series of skilfully linked short first-person narratives, this is a fast-moving account of the descent into thrills-at-any-cost of the Oxley Creek Boys: from excited young teens on a sinking home-made raft to self-seeking drug-crazed adolescents on an inexorable trail of self-destruction and deep personal loss. But their loyalty to each other remains strong, and it ends on a note of hope. A lump in the throat page-turner.

This fast-paced read is dynamic and gripping, perfect for teen readers who want all the characteristics of a long novel, dealing with teenage issues and tough topics, in a strong, condensed book. From a series written by some amazing authors, this book is everything a reluctant reader would want to get them engaged. Note: this book contains some strong language, graphic scenes and/or tough topics, so is only suitable for older YA readers.


"Thrill Seekers was touching. It was deep. It was mature and it was poignant. It had a very good and meaningful plot. I would be interested in reading other books in the series."

Faith Mutyiri, Holy Road High