Dark Angel by David Klass

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A taut psychological thriller for teens Seventeen-year-old Jeff thought he would never again have to deal with his older brother, a convicted murderer serving a life sentence. But after six years, Troy’s sentence has been overturned on a technicality and he is released from prison. He returns to a family deeply divided about having him back home. Jeff can’t forget how his life was disrupted by his brother, how his family had to move to another state and start over. Still, his parents believe things will be different now. But Troy’s return makes a mess of Jeff ’s life – at home, at school, and with his girlfriend. When Jeff ’s rival on the soccer field turns up missing, Jeff suspects Troy is involved, and he sets out to prove it. But nothing could prepare Jeff for what happens as he gets closer to the truth.
With unexpected flashes of humor, David Klass once again gives readers a gripping, multilayered novel about good and evil and the powerful bonds of family. Dark Angel is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About David Klass

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David Klass is a screenwriter and the author of many young adult novels, including most recently Stuck on Earth, which Publishers Weekly called "a thoughtful, often wrenching book [that] offers plenty to think about." He lives in New York City.  Perri Klass is a pediatrician and contributor to the New York Times as well as an author of several books for adults. She is also professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University. Second Impact is her first book for teens. She lives in New York City. perriklass.com
Published October 11, 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 325 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Absorbed by his own difficulty coping with a brother who has murdered someone and is now getting off on a technicality, Jeff is barely aware of the pain of his parents, but he remains adamant that brother Troy should never have come back to ruin their lives.

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When Jeff's older brother—a convicted murderer—is unexpectedly pardoned from his life sentence, he comes to live with his family in a small New Jersey town.

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