Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
Roaring Brook Press / 2007
No more pity love for Connor, from aunts and neighbors, from missing mothers and fathers. From drunks. No, this time the real thing is his. He just has to take it. Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson, known for "riveting" fiction (Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Target), digs deep into the heart of a forbidden relationship. Sometimes, she tells us, loneliness can send a boy down a dangerous path. Sometimes, it can take a while to find the way back.