HIP EDGE novels are geared to students in senior high school but reading well below grade level. The teenage characters in the fictional urban neighbourhood of Edgemont deal with real-life issues such as runaways, gang violence, arson and teen pregnancy.
Interest Levels: Ages 14-19 (Grades 7-12)
Reading Levels: Grades 2.0-3.0 Lexile Levels: 360HL-540HL
“These strong hi-lo books marketed for striving and reluctant readers will draw the intended audience with their edgy covers, graphic novel-style illustrations, immediate plot tension and cliff-hanger chapter endings.” (Resource Links Reviews)