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Sharp Edges

A book by Leah Mol.

Leah Mol

Katie is used to being let down. Her best friend abandoned her for a boy, her mom is a hypochondriac who spends most days on the couch, and the guys at school can do whatever they want while the girls are stuck following the rules.

All Katie wants is to be seen. So when she finds an online world where women aren't ashamed of what they want and consent doesn't feel like the grey area she's used to, she thinks she's finally in control. But as Katie becomes more and more enmeshed in this virtual playground, she begins to realize her newfound power may just be an illusion. 

Sharp Edges is the story of a girl lost in a grown-up world far darker than she could have imagined — searching for someone to guide her to a place where she can be sixteen again.

Leah Mol is a writer and editor who graduated from the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia. She also won the 2020 Bronwen Wallace Award for emerging writersSharp Edges is her debut novel.

Mol won the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize.

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