In an alternative fantasy world where some men are made from clockwork parts and carriages are steam powered, Alasdair Finch, a young mechanic, does the unthinkable after his brother dies: he uses clockwork pieces to bring Oliver back from the dead.
But the resurrection does not go as planned, and Oliver returns more monster than man. Even worse, the novel Frankenstein is published and the townsfolk are determined to find the real-life doctor and his monster. With few places to turn for help, the dangers may ultimately bring the brothers together—or ruin them forever.
The stories in this anthology are as diverse as their creators and range from the speculative to snapshots of everyday life for people growing up in a society in flux. They confront many issues facing young adults, and they celebrate the joys of this sometimes rocky period of transition: friendship, loyalty, first love, and learning to feel comfortable in one’s own skin. These experiences are universal, and thanks to the courage and talent of authors such as these, young people of all gender identities, expressions, and orientations are starting to see themselves included. Everyone deserves a story that speaks to them, and in these pages, they’ll find that story.
Dani Anderson—To Lauren
Nick Anthony—Scrapyard Sunsets
Hilda Friday—A Progression of Love
Arbour Ames—You Saw Blue
Chloe Smith—Plenty of Fish
Caleb Andrews—I Am Logan
Sarah Caulfield—Make Mad the Guilty
Xoe Juliani—Loving You Through the Years
Irene Grant—Jordan and A.J.
Julia Dupuis—Let No Sin Rule Over Me
Frisk Gillespie—Ten Words