Flirting with Danger
Author: Pete Guppy
Age Group: 13 to 16
Survival is a range of edgy fiction aimed at teenagers with a low reading age. Each story features strong
characters and uses simple, crisp language to keep readers engaged. Plotlines include a range of
contemporary issues such as bullying, binge drinking, gambling, sex, drugs and arson where the
characters always have to face the consequences of their actions and learn to survive.
But the girls hadn't wanted to wait. Amrit wanted to see new places. Jenny wanted to meet new boys. So
Amrit came up with a plan. They would go on holiday with their parents, but go backpacking for a few
days while they were there.
Survival has got our struggling readers reading and they are talking about the stories because they can
relate to them. They are about real life.