The Kissing Game is Hans Christian Anderson Award winning author Aidan Chambers’ collection of short stories and flash fiction aimed at young adults. In Cindy’s Day Out, Cindy is determined to change her identity, even if it means flirting with a situation that’s far over her head. In The Tower, a boy tries to save a girl from a fiery fate only to realize the same event took place hundreds of years ago. In the titular story, The Kissing Game, a seemingly innocent game turns from sweet to sinister. In Kangaroo, a girl loses her humanity when she takes a summer job as a theme park character. With some stories fully formed, and others flashes of unresolved situations, all are written with intelligent prose and thought provoking ideas.
The Kissing Game by Aidan Chambers is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.
*Originally published in the Minden Times on August 13, 2014.