Ten Mile River
By Paul Griffin
Penguin Dial Books 2010.
Best friends Ray and Jose are not your typical teenagers. They’ve escaped foster care and juvenile detention centers to live on their own together in an abandoned station house in New York City’s Ten Mile River Park. Ray and Jose are as close as brothers. But then they meet Trini, the smart, beautiful, and confident girl from their local barber shop, and they both fall for her immediately. As tension creeps into their relationship, Ray must struggle to find an identity separate from Jose and try to envision a future for himself beyond Jose and Ten Mile River.
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