Carrie and Mae-Ling both attend an exclusive private school in Sydney, but their backgrounds couldn't be more different. Carrie enjoys the lifestyle her successful father affords her, whilst Mae-Ling is an illegal immigrant from Vietnam. Trying to establish herself in a new country, Mae-Ling's mother has high expectations of her quiet, hard-working daughter. But now that daughter is lying in hospital with a suspected ecstasy overdose. Sat in the waiting room, Carrie is faced with explaining to Mae-Ling's mother how her supposedly sweet and dutiful daughter is now fighting for her life. But Mae-Ling is not the only one hiding dark secrets. Only Carrie really knows what happened to Mae-Ling, but will she confess? Ecstasy is a moving story about the human spirit and the decisions which shape the human experience.The fluent, character-focused narrative delves right to the heart of a tougher side of life. This gripping, harrowing, but fulfilling story is packed with drama and emotion from one page to the next. Ecstasy is a title in the highly contemporary Cutting Edge fiction series for young adults. The series features fast-paced quick reads.
Each book focuses on difficult topics and situations that many teenagers will have experienced first-hand or through friends. Cutting Edge is ideal for readers aged 14+ with a reading age of 12+.