cover image FRICTION


E. R. Frank, . . Simon Pulse, $6.99 (197pp) ISBN 978-0-689-85385-2

A tomboyish 12-year-old feels comfortable at her high school until a new student insinuates that there is more than friendship between her and another classmate, and claims their teacher is a pervert. PW wrote, "The author invites readers to explore the large gray area between truth and falsehood," addressing the topics of teen sexuality and child abuse. Ages 12-up. (Nov.)