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As a boy growing up in the remote mining town of Clinchco, Virginia, Darrell “Shifty” Powers’s goal was to become the best rifle shot he could be. His father trained him to listen to the woods, to “see” without his eyes. Little did Shifty know his finely-tuned skills would one day save his life—and the lives of his friends.As one of the original…
HEAT : Sex. A huge reality check complete with stats and facts on who’s doing it and who’s paying for it (STD information).
BLUR : Who defines you? A startling glimpse into the reality of your self-image.
SPLIT : Divorce. Guidance as your own or your friends’ parents go ring-less.
BUZZ: Drugs and alcohol. What you need to know about beer, bongs, weed, tobacco, and other tempting substances.
Story Behind the Book
A team of youth pastors approached Multnomah with the need for a visual pivotal-issues series for teens—something that would enter into their world and confront the stuff they actually think, talk, and wonder about every day. These products called for a “back of the school bus” feel. Kids don’t get spoon-fed answers; they simply get enough cards on the table to create their own conversations. Now youth pastors everywhere can’t seem to hand out enough of them!
From the Trade Paperback edition.