He’s a tough biker, part of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club.
She’s a responsible, straight A student.
Read Walk the Edge, a Thunder Road Novel by Katie McGarry to explore how an unfortunate event brings them together to fight their demons.
Published in 2016, Walk the Edge is the second installment in the Thunder Road Series- preceded by Nowhere but Here, and followed by Long Way Home. Katie McGarry excellently navigates through the points of view of Breanna Miller, the good girl, and Thomas “Razor” Turner, the bad boy. Simply put, Walk the Edge is a realistic novel for teens filled with themes of romance and angst. McGarry minces no words when describing Razor and Breanna’s feelings towards life and each other.
Breanna Miller is tired. She’s tired of being the responsible one, the fifth in a line of 9 brothers and siblings, the one forgotten and she’s definitely sick of fellow senior Kyle Hewitt begging her to write his papers for her. When Breanna decides to wade in dangerous territory (metaphorically, as she’d insist on clarifying) she finds herself in a compromising position with Razor. Kyle leverages a photo of the two of them, one that seems like more happened that it did, to blackmail Breanna.
Razor has his own demons to fight, the death of his mom still haunting him. Raised by the Reign of Terror and his father, he’s been raised to believe it’s an accident. But he knows what the world thinks- that his mom drove off a bridge, unable to deal with his father and the club, unable to bear with him. So, when a detective shows up with evidence to believe it was a murder that took his mom from him, Razor is torn between his promise to trust the club and his hunt for answers.
The two decide to work together, for mutual benefit. Razor gets her out of this mess, and Breanna helps him find the answers he so desperately wants. As they go about this journey, they find themselves discovering something new. Love.
This is a must read for teens who are into the kind of stories that make your heart race and your imagination soar.