cover image THE AFTERLIFE


Gary Soto, . . Harcourt, $6.95 (161pp) ISBN 978-0-15-205220-1

"Soto pens a sort of Lovely Bones for the young adult set, filled with hope and elegance," said PW . "The author counterbalances difficult ideas with moments of genuine tenderness as well as a provocative lesson about the importance of savoring every moment." Ages 12-up. (Apr.)