cover image UP ON CLOUD NINE


Anne Fine, . . Dell/Yearling, $4.99 (151pp) ISBN 978-0-440-41916-7

As the boy narrator sits at the hospital bedside of his unconscious friend who has sustained a concussion, he pieces together anecdotes of their shared times, and the darker side of his friend's life starts to emerge. PW wrote in a starred review, "The author mixes equal measures of humor and poignancy into this novel about friendship between two very different yet inseparable boys." Ages 10-up. (Oct.)