I mistakenly expected they'd all be f/sf and was disappointed in that expectation with several romance/finding the self stories that were fine but not my thing. The best story was by William Alexander, a fantasy about a teen whose chronic pain fuels his magic and who accidentally created a Richard III out of his theater activities-the stakes are just high enough for some tension while allowing the story to focus on the teen's relationship with his powers, his dead grandfather, and his maybe-girlfriend who might or might not be ready for the truth about him. I'll be looking for Alexander's other stuff. The other protagonists have a variety of disabilities, including vision impairment, schizophrenia, an anxiety disorder, and mobility impairments. No disability is "cured," though the girl with the anxiety disorder does beat it back to take part in fighting off a planetary invasion.
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This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today's teen readers a glimpse into the lives of disabled people in the past, present, and future.
The contributing authors are awardwinners, bestsellers, and newcomers including Kody Keplinger, Kristine Wyllys, Francisco X. Stork, William Alexander, Corinne Duyvis, Marieke Nijkamp, Dhonielle Clayton, Heidi Heilig, Katherine Locke, Karuna Riazi, Kayla Whaley, Keah Brown, and Fox Benwell. Each author identifies as disabled along a physical, mental, or neurodiverse axis—and their characters reflect this diversity.
14 - 18 Years
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Unbroken - Hardcover
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8.47 x 5.75 x 1.14 Inches
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