S. A. Harazin's Blood Brothers

From the reviews:
"Direct, honest language and raw emotions will grab readers by the heart." 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews"

Clay Gardener, respected hospital employee and loyal but conflicted friend, joins the ranks of veteran, engaging young adult characters such as Chris Crutcher’s Louie Banks and S. E. Hinton’s PonyBoy . . .This reviewer cannot wait for the writers next effort."VOYA—5Q 4P

Edgar Award Nomination
ALA Quick Pick
BBYA Nomination
NYPL Best Teen Books
Bank Street list of excellent books for mature teenagers
Taysha list 2008-9
Cream of the Crop 2008 list

Author website: www.saharazin.com