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by Davida Wills Hurwin

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Young Adult

2009 Young Adult Novel Nominee

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Gripping and emotional, this book expertly captures the motivations and experiences of the characters. Based on the true story of Tim Zaal and Matthew Boger, this novel alternates telling both boys' stories before and after the night that changes their lives.

Jason gets kicked out of the house at 13 for being gay. Doug comes from a troubled home and finds his release in punk music -- and violence. Their lives intersect in a terrible hate crime one night, and things will never be the same. (LITTLE, BROWN, Nov., 240 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9780316049962, HC, 15 and Up)

Reviewed By: Raven Haller

Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN

Published: November 2009

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