Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp • Written in verse, Excerpt from similar verse book,
Suggestions for further reading, About the Author, Hi-lo text
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8276-9 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 978-1-5383-8338-4 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8275-2 • $16.35 | $14.20
Clare and Zari are best friends. They write music together, go everywhere together, and they know everything about the other. At least they did before Zari started dating Dion. The more Zari falls for Dion, the less she has time for anything else. At first, Clare chalks it up to a new and exciting relationship, and she tries to be happy for her friend despite her loneliness. When Zari starts to show up to school with half-hidden bruises, Clare knows there's something darker about this relationship that has to be stopped.
“Best friends combat relationship strain caused by parental interference, secrets, and a new abusive boyfriend in this novel in verse…Holds strong appeal for reluctant readers, exploring different types of love, social class, and dating violence.” —Kirkus
About the Author:
Amanda Vink is a writer and actress in Buffalo, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia in English and creative writing. Her writing has appeared in The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society, and she has written a number of children’s books. Amanda has been involved in films that have won international awards. When not writing or acting, Amanda enjoys hiking, practicing the Dutch language, and learning to play the bagpipes. This is her first novel.