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The Girl Next Door

(2010)
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While most seniors at her high school are worrying about prom and final exams, sixteen-year-old Sam is desperately trying to save her best friend Jesse's life. He has a rare, treatment-resistant form of cancer, and his odds of survival aren't good, and he may have only ten months left to live. Through every bit of his pain and anguish, Sam has been by his side--through the grueling, aggressive treatments and their awful aftermath, to sleeping in his room at night when he's afraid to be alone. Best friends and neighbors since preschool, Jesse and Sam's friendship is changing--now they're falling in love, and the passion between them grows stronger even as Jesse is weakens. Will they have a happy ending...or will their story end in heartbreak?

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"A bittersweet tale of two teens who must carve a full-fledged relationship from a small allotment of time. Readers will love this book!" - Lurlene McDaniel


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Used availability for Selene Castrovilla's The Girl Next Door

Hardback Editions

June 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Selene Castrovilla
ISBN: 1-934813-15-X / 978-1-934813-15-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Westside Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Selene Castrovilla
ISBN: 1-934813-59-1 / 978-1-934813-59-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: WestSide Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU