Monthly Archives: June 2018
Two Sides is our upcoming new series for teenagers which has a different format to anything we have published before.
Each of the six titles contains two parallel narratives, featuring two differing perspectives on the same situation. Following a linear timeline, these stories read almost as diary entries, and the voice alternates each chapter, enabling the reader to keep up with events whilst gaining a multidimensional insight at the same time. These thought-provoking titles cover serious themes faced by many young people in today’s world—sexual identity, domestic abuse, racism and being a young carer. One perspective is written from the affected teenager’s point of view, and the other a friend, parent or authoritive figure, who has made an assumption about the situation coloured by prejudice or ignorance.
Penned by experienced authors, each book has been skilfully written along a carefully planned timeline to ensure the story doesn’t jump back and forth to keep the text accessible for struggling readers.
With around 4000 words and a reading age of 8–9, these six titles will appeal to struggling readers aged 13+. They would also make perfect quick reads for more able readers.