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Jean Ferris, . . FSG/Aerial, $5.95 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-374-40475-8

A 16-year-old girl spends six months confined to a criminal rehab center. "The narrator comes off as more of an observer than a fully realized character," said PW, "but the author's willingness to explore the issues these girls face, as well as her refusal to settle for easy answers, makes for a thoughtful novel." Ages12-up. (Sept.)