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Anke De Vries, . . Front Street, $7.95 (172pp) ISBN 978-1-886910-09-6

In this story about two unlikely friends, one struggles to give his estranged father a second chance, while the other has a horrifying secret life of abuse. "Not a one-note issue book, this sophisticated, disturbing story presents its characters with sympathy for their vulnerabilities," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 12-up. (Apr.)