"...a fast moving, tense, emotional story which is a real page turner."
-- Carousel, Autumn/Winter 2002
"Gibbons is passionate about making literature accessible to young people... He uses short, mini-chapters to tell his story and the effect is electric." -- Lindsey Fraser, Booktrusted News (Booktrust)
"The characters are brilliantly drawn, particularly Chris; his self-righteousness, so closely linked with the urge to lash out, is chilling." -- Mail on Sunday, July 1, 2002
"The story is fast paced and holds the readers attention
Many readers will be quickly drawn into the story and be absorbed by its pace and excitement" -- The School Librarian
"[Alan Gibbons's] best yet. The writing grabs you from the first page and entwines you into the lives of the characters." -- The Herald, July 6, 2002
"[Alan Gibbons] is committed to writing books boys will read ... No film or televising could compete with the immediacy of this intense plotting." -- Sunday Herald, July 7, 2002 (Lindsay Fraser)
'Alan Gibbons is pacey and thorough. The Edge [is] a brilliantly convincing thriller.' -- The Guardian
'a very well-written, hard-hitting novel... It is well paced to a breathtaking climax. An excellent read.' -- Primary Times
a fast moving, tense, emotional story which is a real page turner.' -- Carousel
a tense and deepling story that encompasses racism and manipulative violence.' -- Books for Keeps
an excellent, challenging, rough-tough read' Michael Rosen -- The Socialist Review
Crackling with tension a novel about a mother and son desperate to start a new life.