Boy on the Edge
Boy on the Edge
Boy on the Edge
Fridrik Erlings
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Can a boy on the edge find his way back? From award-winning Icelandic author Fridrik Erlings comes a novel as cruel as it is tender.Henry has a clubfoot and he is the target of relentless bullying. One day, in a violent fit of anger, Henry lashes out at the only family he has — his mother. Sent to live with other troubled boys at the Home of Lesser Brethren, an isolated farm perched in the craggy lava fields along the unforgiving Icelandic coast, Henry finds a precarious contentment among the cows. But it is the people, including the manic preacher who runs the home, who fuel Henry’s frustration and sometimes rage as he yearns for a life and a home. Author Fridrik Erlings offers a young adult novel that explores cruelty and desperation, tenderness and remorse, but most importantly, kindness and friendship.

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult

Boy On The Edge provides a deep and moody look into the life of a troubled teenage boy.

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How would you like it if everywhere you go no one would accept you? Then you would be in the life of Henry. Henry has a clubfoot, a stutter, and anger issues.  Henry has no support other than his mother. Will Henry find acceptance at the youth religious correctional facility and be able to go home?

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