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    ISBN: 9781772013993 | Paperback

    160 pages | Pub. Date: 20220509
    5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
    Frontlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
    Rights: WORLD

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Still • Falling and The Code explore issues today’s teens face in their daily lives: mental-health struggles, the complexities of gender dynamics, and the challenges that arise when the lines between friendship and romance blur.

A realistic, honest, and bitingly funny look at the difference between so-called teen angst and mental illness, Still • Falling follows Nina (Nick in the male adaptation) as she struggles with anxiety, depression, and self-harm and tries to rise above them with as much strength – and as few scars – as possible.

In The Code, grade-eleven student Moira becomes a hero when she stages a school-wide protest after the principal implements a dress code for school dances. But when the dance is cancelled in response, Moira’s followers viciously turn on her. With humour and nuance, The Code challenges audiences to hold themselves accountable for their words and actions and to consider what’s at stake when lines are crossed.

Still • Falling, cast of 1 woman or 1 man

The Code, cast of 1 woman and 2 men

“It’s Nina’s internal voice [in Still • Falling] that breaks our hearts: ‘I’m thinking about how ever since I got up this morning, my skin didn’t feel like it fit’ ... How to be fifteen and escape misery? I’m not sure ... But there is comfort in hearing from characters like Nina and Nick. Others suffer, too. All of us do ... The plot of The Code has many turns and twists I hadn’t seen coming but are beautifully set up. Rachel Aberle’s storytelling skills are first-rate here. In the end, The Code shows us how social media, public shaming, and distorting the truth can devastate.”
—From the foreword by Joan MacLeod author of Gracie and The Valley

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