Chain Reaction | Young Adult Fiction
Chain Reaction tells of the experiences of bully Stephanie Adolphus; the beautiful Krystle Thomas whose home life holds a shameful secret; Lisakhanya, a girl from the township; Krystle’s sister who is trying to make any sense of her life; Dillan, Stephanie’s bullied little brother; and Ben who has an overbearing abusive stepfather.
Each chapter is told from a different character’s point of view. In the end, one character’s decision to do something differently, impacts on all the character’s lives. It deals with the issues of bullying, the notion that true beauty is a blessing and not a curse, the complexities of young love, and fear of abuse.