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Hyperion Book CH, Jun 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Eleven-year-old Ben is not close to his older stepbrother Dustin. Ben's always had an easy relationship with Dustin's dad, Lyle, while Dustin prefers to remain outside touching distance. When Dustin is in a diving accident, Ben faces his long-absent mother and confronts Dustin, the elusive figure he's alternately worshipped and resented.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

PLB 0-7868-2389-5 From Griffin (The Other Shepards, 1998, etc.), a poignant, perceptive tale of a teenager on a self-destructive spiral, seen through the eyes of his younger, more grounded stepbrother ... Read full review


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Gr 7-10-Narrated by 11-year-old Ben, this short, engaging novel quickly draws readers into the boy's fractured life, in particular his relationship with his troubled older stepbrother, Dustin, and the ... Read full review


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