This Is Push: An Anthology of New Writing

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An anthology of new writing from the authors published over the first five years of PUSH, timed for the fifth anniversary in February 2007.

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Patricia McCormick, Kevin Brooks, Chris Wooding, Markus Zusak, Brian James, Kristen Kemp,Eireann Corrigan, Christopher Krovatin, Billy Merrell, Matthue Roth, Kevin Waltman, Samantha Schutz, Coe Booth

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Overview


An anthology of new writing from the authors published over the first five years of PUSH, timed for the fifth anniversary in February 2007.

contributing authors:
Patricia McCormick, Kevin Brooks, Chris Wooding, Markus Zusak, Brian James, Kristen Kemp,Eireann Corrigan, Christopher Krovatin, Billy Merrell, Matthue Roth, Kevin Waltman, Samantha Schutz, Coe Booth

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This Is PUSH: New Stories from the Edge, edited by David Levithan, pushes the envelope-in honor of its namesake, the PUSH imprint, which celebrates a five-year anniversary this month. The authors, well known for their innovative novels' structures and themes, include Patricia McCormick (Sold), Kevin Brooks (Martyn Pig), Markus Zusak (The Book Thief), Chris Wooding (The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray) and Coe Booth (Tyrell); their themes range from a blind date between two most unusual parties who bemoan the demise of the human race, to a powerful new high school student establishing his territory. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Angela McCutcheon
This is a collection of short stories, poetry, and plays by young writers. Every selection seems to push the limits of what we, as a society, feel is appropriate for young adults to read. Topics include drugs, parents in prison, sex, moving away from home, cultural division, drug dealing, violence, suicide, eating disorders, and homosexuality. It is told in a straightforward, authentic voice, to which young adults ages 17 and beyond can relate. Reading this book was an enjoyable, page-turning experience. Each story tackles one of the more prevalent and oftentimes saddening issues of today. It would make a perfect springboard for creative writers, especially upperclassmen, to write their own true-life tales. Reviewer: Angela McCutcheon
School Library Journal

Gr 8 & Up - Fifteen new stories make up this first-class anthology. A handful of pieces showcase characters from past PUSH titles, such as the return of the fabulously kooky Katie James and her hairdresser bombshell mom in Kristen Kemp's hilarious "Katie James Beats the Blues." An installment by acclaimed newcomer Coe Booth finds the title character from her breakthrough novel Tyrell(2006) driving to Riker's Island to visit his dad in prison. PUSH vets Brian James and Eireann Corrigan offer new stories inspired by characters from past works. Readers will be left speechless by Chris Wooding's jarring, horrific tale of two godlike beings who, in the guise of teens on a blind date, wreak havoc on a city from the cozy confines of a coffee-shop window, and they will no doubt be haunted by Markus Zusak's captivatingly poetic story of a gravedigger and his crush. Kevin Brooks, in true noir form, contributes the longest offering: a dangerous story of friendship gone to the dogs in a drunken, suburban wasteland. Visionary poet Billy Merrell's play offers a warm glimpse into a romance between two boys. Patricia McCormick spins an evil tale of snarky betrayal inside a cliquey private school. Most of these installments feel fully realized and stand alone; others seem like a hint of what might come later. As a whole, they run the literary gamut from realistic fiction to memoir to romance to mystery to horror, and each one will no doubt be devoured by teens.-Hillias J. Martin, New York Public Library

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439890281
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Series: Push Fiction Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.06 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

David Levithan
David Levithan
David Levithan has said that with Boy Meets Boy, he "set out to write the book that I dreamed of getting as an editor -- a book about gay teens that doesn't conform to the old norms about gay teens in literature." According to the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program -- and his rabid readers of all ages -- he's succeeded.

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In our interview with Levithan, he shared some fun factoids with us:

"This book started out as a Valentine story I sent to friends; I've done that for the past 15 years, and this one happened to turn into a novel."

"Since January 1, 2001, I've taken a photograph every day, part of a New Year's resolution that shows no signs of stopping."

"My friend Kristin and I decorate each other's offices for our birthdays, and as a result I am surrounded by a year's worth of small celebrations, from mobiles to woodcuts of the Eiffel Tower to (this year's decoration) photos from my childhood.

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    1. Hometown:
      Hoboken, New Jersey
    1. Date of Birth:
      1972
    2. Place of Birth:
      New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.A., Brown University, 1994

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadToo.com

    There's certainly something for everyone in this anthology edited by the brilliant David Levithan and with contributions from great writers like Samantha Schultz, Markus Zusak and Eddie de Oliveira. <BR/><BR/>It seems to me, however, that short stories can be more subjective than other forms of literature, especially when some of them are as unconventional as some of these are. <BR/><BR/>All of these stories are very different; there's not really anything I can write here to tie it all together. They're all well worth reading, although every story will not appeal to every reader. <BR/><BR/>My personal favorites included "Picking," "Smoking Lessons," and "The Waitress." However, upon picking this book up, you've got to be prepared to sit through a few you inevitably won't love; this collection of very different stories will affect everyone differently. None are badly written, however, and the certainty of finding at least one you'll absolutely love makes THIS IS PUSH, overall, a satisfying read.

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