cover image MAKING THE RUN


Heather Henson, . . HarperTempest, $6.99 (240pp) ISBN 978-0-06-447339-2

A girl, almost 18, from a dysfunctional family bides the time before her birthday by doing drugs, "making the run" (driving with her best friend to buy alcohol in the next town) and focusing on photography. "A compelling narrative voice successfully captures both the beauty and banality of the rural Kentucky town where this first novel is set," wrote PW. "Readers will root for her to make it out of her hometown and into the larger world." Ages 12-up. (June)