Paul Griffin is the award-winning author of Ten Mile River, The Orange Houses, and Burning Blue. He lives, trains dogs, and writes in New York City.
Paul Griffin is the award-winning author of Ten Mile River, The Orange Houses, and Burning Blue. He lives, trains dogs, and writes in New York City. From the Hardcover edition.
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
A People magazine Popular Pick
A Summer 2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick
A Publishers Weekly Best of Summer Pick
[T]his bittersweet, well-paced book...left me with faith that
people can feel discarded, as though everything they love will be
taken from them, and still end up whole, if they are touched by
love of friendship. -- The New York Times Book
Review Griffin writes beautifully about family, friendship,
belonging, and loss in a story that is sure to leave every reader
with at least a tear in his or her eye, if not a pile of soggy
If you have middle schoolers who are too young to fully grasp John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and love dogs, give them this sweet tearjerker. -- School Library Journal The dialogue between Ben and Halley is snappy and smart (think John Green for middle-graders), and the sci-fi story the two friends write together reveals the emotions behind their wit.--BCCB Full of pace and laughter, bruises and heart. Paul Griffin is the sort of writer you're torn between telling the whole world about and keeping all to yourself.--Markus Zusak, author of Printz Honor Winner The Book Thief "'Friendship' is an absolutely beautiful, heart-expanding book. I cried, but more than that I felt this giant balloon of love for everyone. This story convinced me all over again that love and imagination are life's biggest magic. It'll make you want to grab hold of everyone important to you and lick them on the nose." --Rebecca Stead, author of Newbery Award winner When You Reach Me Some books change the way you see the world. Some change the way you breathe. This book will leave you breathless. This is Paul Griffin's best book yet--and that's really saying something. --Patricia McCormick, author of National Book Award Finalist Sold When Friendship Followed Me Home is both a beautiful book, and an honest book; it is, in fact, beautiful because it is honest. We see the pain of loss, and the glory of community. We see love in its many forms, and we witness the truth that love goes on despite all barriers. Cheer for Ben and Halley: it is kids like these who are our hope." --Gary D. Schmidt, author of Okay for Now * Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* As in his young adult books, Griffin (Adrift) handles hard topics with penetrating insight and honesty, while balancing painful moments (and there are many) with levity. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
This is a multi-tissue read...Griffin's characters are unique and charmingly multidimensional. Readerslooking for a deep read will take to this story as quickly as Flip takes to Ben. -- Booklist