Friction by E. R. Frank

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Simon is the coolest teacher anywhere. Forest Alternative is lucky to have him. When Stacy arrives -- a new kid with secrets, gleaming hair, and a tongue ring -- she sizes up Simon and agrees, adding: "He is a total babe." True. What Stacy says later about Alex and Simon after the class overnight camp out is not true, but "looks" as if it could be. Alex herself begins to wonder what's real, what's not. But she can't confide in her parents. They'd freak. And, after all, she does love Simon. Listening to Stacy though, everyone else is totally suckered -- most painfully Alex's best buddy and sort-of boyfriend, Tim. "Why were you hugging him?" Tim wants to know, and it's hard to explain. Simon did "not" do what Stacy claims! Did he? Could he? At age twelve the truth seems hopelessly complicated. And it gets even more so after Alex makes a surprise visit to Stacy's house. There, she finds out the answer to one terrible question, only to discover another, far worse.
 

About E. R. Frank

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E. R. Frank's novel America received praise from all major reviewers (for a sampling, see the back of this jacket). Her first novel was Life Is Funny, winner of the Teen People Book Club NEXT Award for YA Fiction and was also a top-ten ALA 2001 Quick Pick. A social worker, Frank lives with her husband in Montclair, New Jersey.
 
Published May 26, 2015 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Stacy arrives, full of attitude, Alex is drawn to her—until Stacy begins to insinuate that Simon’s interest in Alex goes beyond the teacher-student relationship.

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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.

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With her convincing portrayal of 12-year-old Alex, Gilsig (Boston Public) is the perfect narrator to lead listeners through Frank's (America) latest novel, a tale about the tangled web of fallout that accompanies a child's sexual abuse.

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