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Paul Griffin lives, writes, and trains dogs in New York City. His previous novel, The Orange Houses, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults Top Ten, an International Reading Association 2010 Notable Book for a Global Society, a Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Book of 2009, and an Amelia Bloomer Project Award winner.

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Burning Blue

3.82 avg rating — 2,730 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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When Friendship Followed Me...

4.22 avg rating — 2,103 ratings — published 2016 — 15 editions
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Stay with Me

3.67 avg rating — 2,049 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Adrift

3.67 avg rating — 1,327 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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The Orange Houses

3.47 avg rating — 876 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Saving Marty

3.94 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2017 — 7 editions
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Ten Mile River

3.66 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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“You read like a vampire who feeds on ink.”
Paul Griffin, When Friendship Followed Me Home

“I stole looks. First was her hair, long and loopy and pulled back.
Second, she has the prettiest face, oopen-like and up-looking.
Third time I looked she was studying that satellite and I saw her eyes, deep brown, almost black. She has these little scars on her chin.
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When a lady isn't perfect, she's a lot more perfect, I believe.
- Mack”
Paul Griffin, Stay with Me

“I bet when you hold hands with a girl that cool you wonder if it's possible you're going to levitate like that one of them monks I saw on a TV commercial once, which don't you wish that was real?
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