cover image On the Fringe

On the Fringe

Chris Crutcher, Joan Bauer, Ron Koertge. Dial Books, $17.99 (240pp) ISBN 978-0-8037-2656-7

Adolescent outsiders are the subject of On the Fringe, a collection of 11 short stories by well-known YA authors, edited by Donald R. Gallo. Joan Bauer describes confronting the ""jock flock"" who have a bonding ritual called, ""Get the Geeks"" and M.E. Kerr demonstrates the determination of Brian, nicknamed ""Mousey,"" to show everyone he isn't a loser. Other authors include Jack Gantos, Chris Crutcher and Angela Johnson ( May)