What Doesn’t Kill You: An Anthology of YA Short Fiction features two-time National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer among a group of two-dozen distinguished writers from all over the United States and Canada who claim to have survived the harrowing passage of their teenage years — but sometimes just barely! They hope these stories will help you survive, too — since they know being a teenager often feels like an impossible task, like it’s trying to kill you for no apparent reason.
The characters in these pages have gone through some stuff — and are still going through some stuff as their stories unfold . . .
They’ve been tricked out of money, given up their innocence before realizing what might be lost, and even ended up accidentally traveling through time with the Devil. They’ve thought they’d killed people — and even actually done it. They’ve come out, struggled with eating disorders and OCD, and even had to take on parenting responsibilities all by themselves.
If you’ve ever felt like the world’s out to get you, then this book’s for you.
"Not to be missed, What Doesn't Kill You will have you laughing, crying, sighing, and thinking about all the hard but important stuff that makes you who you are when you're growing up — and keeping an eye on some amazing debut YA authors."
- Donna Freitas, author of The Healer and The Possibilities of Sainthood