Title: Everything All at Once
Author: Steven Camden
Pages: 128 Pages
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
An achingly beautiful collection of poems about one week in a secondary school where everything happens all at once. Zooming in across our cast of characters, we share moments that span everything from hoping to make it to the end of the week, facing it, fitting in, finding friends and falling out, to loving lessons, losing it, and worrying, wearing it well and worshipping from afar.
In Everything All At Once, Steven Camden’s poems speak to the kaleidoscope of teen experience and life at secondary school.
‘All together. Same place.
Same walls. Same space.
under the sun
Faith lost. Victories won.
It doesn’t stop. Until the bell.
Now it’s heaven
Now it’s hell.
I just wrote what I can see
So what’s it about? Here’s my response
It’s about everything
All at once.’
I love stories told in verse. Everything All at Once is one such novella.
Steve Camden shows the experiences of being in high school. We see teenagers falling out and falling in love. We see the insecurities of students and inspirational teachers. It covers most aspects of high school and from various perspectives.
Everything All at Once really is a quick and enjoyable read. Pick it up and give it a try.
Everything All at Once by Steven Camden is available now.
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