Stay with Me

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
29 Reviews
An urban romance that will capture your soul, break your heart, and restore your faith in the human spirit

Fifteen-year-olds Cece and Mack didn't expect to fall in love. She's a sensitive A student; he's a high school dropout. But soon they're spending every moment together, bonding over a rescued dog, telling their secrets, making plans for the future. Everything is perfect. Until. Until. Mack makes a horrible mistake, and in just a few minutes, the future they'd planned becomes impossible. In this stark new reality, both of them must find meaning and hope in the memories of what they had, to survive when the person they love can't stay.

From award-winning writer Paul Griffin, Stay with Me is both heartbreaking and uplifting, filled with characters (both dog and human) that will forever change the way you look at the world.

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The ending was one of the best parts of the book. - Goodreads
I could talk about the plot, but it's complicated. - Goodreads
But I think it's a love story like no other. - Goodreads
Timing was out, overall ending was wrong. - Goodreads
Griffin's writing weaved together a perfect story. - Goodreads
This author has a great way with writing characters. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dulce Gamino - Goodreads

I happened across this book at the library and just picked it up for fun. Oh my goodness, I am so glad I picked it up. At first I wasn't sure I could get into it because the writing style is a bit ... Read full review

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User Review  - Samantha Hamby -8 - Goodreads

In Stay With Me, Paul Griffin tells a lively story of Mack Morse, a troubled 17 year old boy, and CÚce Vacuccia, a very smart & educated 15 year old girl. Mack gets a job at the same place CÚce works ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Paul Griffin lives, writes, and trains dogs in New York City. His previous novel, The Orange Houses, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults Top Ten, an International Reading Association 2010 Notable Book for a Global Society, a Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Book of 2009, and an Amelia Bloomer Project Award winner.

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