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By: Jenny Hubbard

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Four boys. A bottle of vodka. A forbidden river spot. The combination proves deadly. Alex Stromm begins his junior year at the all-boys Birch School by witnessing the death of his friend, Thomas, in a drowning accident. When he and the other boys at the river are questioned, they decide to hide part of the truth. As the guilt builds, Alex finds an outlet in his journal and poetry. When his writing draws the attention of English teacher, Miss Dovecott, Alex doesn’t know whether to be pleased or scared. Miss Dovecott was there the day Thomas died and the boys aren’t sure exactly how much she saw…

Prepared by Julie Fales, Library-Media Specialist, Shawnee Mission School District, Overland Park, Kansas.