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At the Edge of the Universe

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen seeks missing boyfriend in existential coming-of-ager.

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Author Shaun David Hutchinson offers another angsty but compelling teen hero in Ozzie Pinkerton. At the Edge of the Universe combines Ozzie's efforts to face life's biggest changes with the fantasy element of a shrinking universe. The characters are compelling and well developed, and it's refreshing that their sexual orientation, gender identity, or even race aren't what defines them or even the most interesting things about them.

Although hefty at just under 500 pages, the story is well structured, and the frequent but small revelations and hints keep the pages turning. Teens who're thinking about how they'll face the challenges of entering adulthood and leaving childhood behind will easily relate to Ozzie and have a lot to think about comparing their own challenges and attitudes as they face the unknown.

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