Susanne Gervay is an author and educational consultant. Tackling one of the most talked about topics today in The Edge of Limits, Gervay unlocks critical choices on consent and courage. Exploding the conventions on how to reach young people and adults, The Edge of Limits honestly and sensitively portrays the complexities of boys as they confront sexuality, power, and consent, allowing boys to be challenged and girls to gain invaluable insight.
The Edge of Limits is a journey of a school camp hiking deep into the mountains. It is the passage from the culture of beach parties, school, sex, and consent to the wilds of trekking, abseiling, rock climbing, sweaty days, and freezing wilderness. Protagonist 17-year-old Sam battles not only his grief over losing his grandfather, but whether he should speak out about a sexual assault he witnessed at a Rave party. As he battles the terrain as well as the physical and emotional challenges of school survival camp with classmates over eight gruelling days, he is forced to choose whether he must confront the rape and decide if he remains silent or to speak.