Aidan Chambers offers thought-provoking short stories for older readers in The Kissing Game. Playful or intriguing, each provides food for thought as he explores the nature of betrayal and revenge - wonderful stuff. (Marilyn Brocklehurst The Bookseller
Chambers leaves readers with much to contemplate. (Publisher's Weekly, US
Far from the romance suggested in the title, this short-fiction collection from the author of the Printz
Award-winning Postcards from No Man's Land (2002) explores dark, volatile territory in selections that
often lead to explosive, bomb-grade conclusions... the
variety of experimental formats, including scripts and letters, is refreshing, and teens will want to talk
about the recurring themes of betrayal, violence, and shifting identities, and the fleeting moments of
connection and mercy that can change a life's course.
(Gillian Engberg Booklist, USA
a provocative and varied collection of short stories for teenager... His sophisticated yet simple style is perfectly suited for an exploration of the new form of flash fictions... Thoughtful, challenging reading for teens on the cusp of adulthood. (Kirkus Review, USA
... each one will incite, surprise and stimulate... the prose is precise, witty and elegant... The Kissing Game is classy, thought-provoking, witty and always provocative. (Jill Murphy The Bookbag
From the master storyteller, Aidan Chambers, comes a collection of Stories of Defiance - moments in life, realizations, insights and sudden revelations - prepare to be amazed, enchanted and to gasp with shock.