Hard-hitting, contemporary young adult fiction is not trendy--its not dystopia. There are no vampires, no werewolves, no castles. Its real life. Its unflinching. Gravel Road highlights the talent of YA authors committed to creating realistic fiction with emotional authenticity. No topic is off-limits: suicide, homosexuality, drugs, rape, gangs, bullying. Teens live with this reality each day. And they find a way to survive. Each paperback book is 200 to 275 pages.