Monday, June 28, 2010

The Absolute Value of -1 by Steve Brezenoff


The absolute value of any number, positive or negative, is its distance from zero: |-1| = 1


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 Lily sees only Simon. Simon is indifferent, suddenly inscrutable to his friends. All stand alone in their heartache and grief.

In his luminous YA novel, Steve Brezenoff explores the changing value of relationships as the characters realize that the distances between them are far greater than they knew.


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11 comments:

Jamie said...

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T.V and Book Addict said...

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Melanie said...

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Allison said...

Count me in for this one.

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Cindy said...

Please add me to the tour!
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Morgan said...

I would love to be added to this tour, the book sounds amazing.

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Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

Can I jump on this tour? I was a member before but I just filled out the new form.

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Thanks!

Meg, Caitlin and Laurie T said...

I'd like to sign up.

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Crystal said...

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Katelyn said...

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Katelyn said...

Left out the email address, sorry:

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