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When Friendship Followed Me Home (Prebound)
"If you have middle schoolers who are too young to fully graspJohn Green sThe Fault in Our Starsand love dogs, give them this sweet tearjerker." School Library Journal
"In this beguiling tearjerker, a foster kid's luck slowly changes after he befriends a scruffy pup he finds outside the library."--People magazine
Ben Coffin has never been one for making friends. As a former foster kid, he knows people can up and leave without so much as a goodbye. Ben prefers to spend his time with the characters in his favorite sci-fi books until he rescues an abandoned mutt from the alley next-door to the Coney Island Library. Scruffy little Flip leads Ben to befriend a fellow book-lover named Halley yes, likethe comet a girl unlike anyone he has ever met. Ben begins thinking of her as Rainbow Girl because of her crazy-colored clothes and her laugh, pure magic, the kindthatmakes you smile away the stormiest day. Rainbow Girl convinces Ben to write a novelwith her. But as their story unfolds Ben's life begins to unravel, and Ben must discover for himself the truth about friendship and the meaning of home.
About the Author
Paul Griffin is the award-winning author ofTen Mile River, The Orange Houses, Stay With Me, andBurning Blue. He lives, trains dogs, and writes in New York City."