The Absolute Value of -1 by Steve Brezenoff

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Noah, Lily, and Simon have been a trio forever. But as they enter high school, their relationships shift and their world starts to fall apart. Privately, each is dealing with a family crisis—divorce, abuse, and a parent's illness. Yet, as they try to escape the pain and reach out for the connections they once counted on, they slip—like soap in a shower. Noah's got it bad for Lily, but he knows too well that Lily sees only Simon. Simon is indifferent, suddenly inscrutable to friends. All stand alone in their heartache and grief.

About Steve Brezenoff

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Steve Brezenoff is the author of the young adult novels The Absolute Value of –1, which won the IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Awards) gold medal in young adult fiction in 2011, and Brooklyn, Burning, which won the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year gold medal in young adult fiction and the silver 2012 Moonbeam award. It was also named one of the best books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews and included on the list of Best Fiction for Young Adults for 2012 by the American Library Association. Born on Long Island, Steve now lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Beth, and their son and daughter, Sam and Etta. His main is a Blood Elf monk, but he's been known to run a Night Elf priest from time to time. You can find Steve online at  
Published September 1, 2010 by Carolrhoda Lab TM. 296 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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