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A heartbreaking urban romance from award-­winning author Paul Griffin 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 Mack makes a horrible mistake, and suddenly the future they'd planned becomes impossible. In this stark new reality, both of them must find hope in the memories of what they had, to survive when the person they love can't stay.

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How far would you go for love, beauty, and jealousy?­When Nicole Castro, the most beautiful girl in her wealthy New Jersey high school, is splashed with acid on the left side of her perfect face, the whole world takes notice. But quiet loner Jay Nazarro does more than that--­he decides to find out who did it. Jay understands how it feels to be treated like a freak, and he also has a secret: He's a brilliant hacker. But the deeper he digs, the more danger he's in--­and the more he falls for Nicole. Too bad everyone is turning into a suspect, including Nicole herself.­Award-­winning author Paul Griffin has written a high-­stakes, soulful mystery about the meaning--­and dangers--­of love and beauty.

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Ten Mile River is a stunning debut novel about survival and friendship on the streets of New York City. Best friends Ray and José are on their own and on the run. They hide out in Ten Mile River, a wildwood Harlem park. Street-­smart José and bookish, introspective Ray are closer than brothers until they meet the beautiful Trini. She’­s clever and confident, and they both fall for her. But somehow Ray has to find a different future for himself. Paul Griffin’­s spare, moving prose and uncanny ear for dialogue is guaranteed to win many fans. ‘­Tom and Huck for a new era, a new generation. This book’­s got balls and beauty in equal measure.­’ Phillip Gwynne

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Tamika Sykes, AKA Mik, is hearing impaired and way too smart for her West Bronx high school. She copes by reading lips and selling homework answers, and looks forward to the time each day when she can be alone in her room drawing. She's a tough girl who mostly keeps to herself and can shut anyone out with the click of her hearing aid. But then she meets Fatima, a teenage refugee who sells newspapers, and Jimmi, a homeless vet who is shunned by the rest of the community, and her life takes an unexpected turn.

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A boy's chance encounter with a scruffy dog leads to an unforgettable friendship in this deeply moving story about life, loss, and the meaning of family

Ben Coffin has never been one for making friends. As a former foster kid, he knows people can up and leave without so much as a goodbye. Ben prefers to spend his time with the characters in his favorite sci-­fi books...­until he rescues an abandoned mutt from the ally next-­door to the Coney Island Library.

Scruffy little Flip leads Ben to befriend a fellow book-­lover named Halley—­yes, like the comet—­a girl unlike anyone he has ever met. Ben begins thinking of her as "Rainbow Girl" because of her crazy-­colored clothes and her laugh, pure magic, the kind that makes you smile away the stormiest day.

Rainbow Girl convinces Ben to write a novel with her. But as their story unfolds Ben's life begins to unravel, and Ben must discover for himself the truth about friendship and the meaning of...

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Classic dry English humour in the form of short real life stories, make this a great read to lift your spirits and genuinely keep you amused. Also features outrageous persona Colonel Rage ranting his outdated and ridiculous but sometimes very poignant views on a number of issues. A unique book in its own right, influenced by Comic Icons such as Peter Cook, Tony Hancock and Ricky Gervais. Funny!

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From critically acclaimed writer Paul Griffin comes a fast-­paced young adult novel about five very different teens lost at sea with no one to count on but each other. Matt and John are best friends working out in Montauk for the summer. When Driana, JoJo and Stef invite the boys to their Hamptons mansion, Matt and John find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensibility. The newfound friends head out into the Atlantic after midnight in a stolen boat. None of them come back whole, and not all of them come back.

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Fans of Because of Winn Dixie will adore this warm and heart-­wrenching story of the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it's a dog.

Eleven-­year-­old Lorenzo Ventura knows heroes are rare—­like his father, who died in the war, or his friend Paloma Lee, who fearlessly pursues her dream of being a famous musician. Renzo would never describe himself as a hero, but his chance comes when he adopts Marty, a runt piglet.

Marty is extraordinary—­he thinks he's a dog and acts like one too—­and his bond with Renzo is truly one of a kind. At first, the family farm seems like the perfect home for Marty, but as he approaches 350 pounds, it becomes harder for Renzo to convince his mom that a giant pig makes a good pet. So when Marty causes a dangerous (and expensive) accident, Renzo knows Marty's time is up. He'd do anything and everything for his best friend, but will everything be enough to save Marty?

Paul Griffin masterfully melds the...

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