Ten Mile River by Paul Griffin

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Best friends Ray and Jose are not your typical teenagers. They've escaped foster care and juvenile detention centers to live on their own together in an abandoned stationhouse in New York City's Ten Mile River Park. Ray and Jose are as close as brothers. But then they meet Trini, the smart, beautiful, and confident girl from their local barber shop, and they both fall for her immediately. As tension creeps into their relationship, Ray must struggle to find an identity separate from Jose and try to envision a future for himself beyond Jose and Ten Mile River.

"Griffin has a particular gift for dialogue that not only sounds authentic but also serves to define characters whom he knows inside and out. His is clearly a talent to watch." - Booklist, review of Ten Mile River


About Paul Griffin

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Paul Griffin (www.paulgriffinstories.net) lives, trains dogs, and writes in New York City.
Published June 12, 2008 by Speak. 208 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance. Fiction

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Debut novelist Griffin tries to capture life on the streets of New York but fails to deliver actual grit.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Ten Mile River

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Griffin makes a striking debut with this gritty, dialogue-heavy novel about two homeless boys. Ray and José, 14 and 15, have survived foster care and juvenile detention together, and now hid

Jun 02 2008 | Read Full Review of Ten Mile River

San Francisco Chronicle

The narrative centers on two boys - Ray, 14, and Jose, 15 - who live at an abandoned railroad stationhouse by the Ten Mile River in Harlem.

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