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All Sleek and Skimming

September 3rd, 2006     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

Lisa Heggum has edited a fine and fabulous collection of short works in Orca Book Publishers’ latest release, All Sleek and Skimming. The book works on the rather revolutionary premise that there is a strong overlap between quality teen fiction and adult fiction, and in doing so provides an entertaining collection of some of the finest contemporary writers around, focusing on the often overlooked older teen audience. The book touches on a variety of relevant and (thankfully) uncensored topics and includes a couple of my literary faves, Ivan E. Coyote and Sheila Heti. There’s a little something for everyone here, each addition to the collection a short, strong gem of a read that refuses to believe that younger readers need a filtered down version of the truth. I highly recommend it from cover to cover.

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