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About The Book

Four strangers fight for the lives they want in this emotional young adult novel from Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen sure to strike a chord.

They are four different people with four separate lives: Sue, a young woman distanced from her native roots; David, a traveler in search of a dream; Laura, a student seeking her parents’ understanding; and Peter, a rock star struggling to create the perfect sound.

One looming fate threatens them all. And everything they love may be taken away in a fleeting second...

About The Author

Photo by Ruth Wright Paulsen

Gary Paulsen (1931–2021) was one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers, author of three Newbery Honor titles, Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He wrote over 100 books for adults and young readers. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 5, 2007)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416939207
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies

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