United under the banner of flash fiction, this is a collection of stories, or little 'cells', complete in themselves but connected by the overarching themes of betrayal and revenge. All featuring teenagers and often with an unexpected twist, these frighteningly realistic stories will take you to the very edge and beyond.
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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 2010-12-31)
Chambers leaves readers with much to contemplate. ( Publisher's Weekly, US 2011-03-01)
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 2011-02-15)
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.
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Book Description Bodley Head, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0370331974