This novel starts and ends in prose but when Nora is fighting for survival in the canyon it switches to powerful verse. The story moves quickly as her situation goes from bad to worse and death seems inevitable. Watching Nora fight is thrilling and inspiring as she combats the real environment around her and the memories that have haunted her ever since her mother's death. A quick, impactful read.
The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling
4th - 6th grade
tags: character driven, contemporary fiction, family life, fast-paced, mental illness, novels in verse, survival