Life in the Desert by Tres Seymour

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Although her friends try to discourage her, Rebecca begins to develop a close relationship with a talented but troubled high school classmate.
 

About Tres Seymour

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TRES SEYMOUR was born in Kentucky and spent his childhood in Tennessee. He is a prolific author of books for young readers, including "Jake Johnson: The Story of a Mule, illustrated by Martha Gray Carrington; "Our Neighbour is a Strange, Strange Man, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop: "Hunting the White Cow, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin; and we "Played Marbles, illustrated by Dan Andreasen. He now lives in Kentucky and works as a National Park Service ranger at Mammoth Cave National Park. This is his first book with Candlewick Press.
 
Published September 1, 1992 by Orchard Books (NY). 90 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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Intrigued by an aloof, abstracted classmate, Rebecca passes him a note inquiring, ``Anybody home?'' Her persistence is rewarded with tentative friendship and the gradual unveiling of the painful inner life of ``O.Z.'' Gifted and privileged, O.Z.

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One day Rebecca notices that one of her classmates, a thin boy with haunting green eyes, seems a million miles away.

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