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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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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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Adele Griffin is a two-time National Book Award finalist and the highly acclaimed author of numerous books for young adult and middle-grade readers. Her works include "Sons of Liberty" and "Where I Want to Be", as well as the popular Witch Twins and Vampire Island series. She lives with her husband, their two children, and their dog in Brooklyn.

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