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Publisher Description

Owen and his best friend, Sean, are both eleven years old. They’ve lived on Cape Cod all their lives, and now that they’re a little older, they’ll finally be free to spend some time on their own. But Sean’s mother has a different idea—she hires a babysitter to look after Sean. Paul is in his twenties, and a well-liked guy from church.

Paul starts doing things that just feel wrong. Because they’ve always been as close as brothers, Sean tells Owen, and no one else. What’s not certain to Owen is what he should do. Sean warns him not to tell anyone what is happening. But if Owen doesn’t tell, could something even worse happen to Sean?

This harrowing and sensitively told tale of child abuse is a must-read for anyone who might ever be called upon to help a friend in need.

This title has Common Core connections.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2017
October 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.9
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-9

Customer Reviews

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The only review

I know it addresses an important issue, but i read it way too young, and it chilled me to the dang bone. I can barely even look at the cover, speak the name. I know my OCD must be tripling how bad it really is, but this harrowing novel should really be advertised to a much younger audience. This comes from a diehard fan of The Hunger Games, so I know what I mean when I talk about disturbing topics.

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