cover image TROUT AND ME


Susan Shreve, . . Dell/Yearling, $4.99 (137pp) ISBN 978-0-440-41902-0

With a lisp and a learning disability, an 11-year-old sets out to live up to his bad reputation alone... until a new boy, with a tattooed question mark on his chin attaches himself like Velcro. "Fusing humor and pathos, Shreve introduces characters of uncommon dimension and complexity and leaves readers with subtle issues to ponder," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 8-12. (July)