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Dead Ends

Dead Ends

ISBN: 161963080X

Title: Dead Ends

Author: Erin Jade Lange

KDL Description:

TEEN LANGE

When Dane, a bully, refuses to hit Billy because he has Down Syndrome, Billy takes that as a sign of friendship and enlists Dane’s help in solving riddles left in an atlas by his missing father, sending the pair on a risky adventure.

Amazon Description:

A riddle rarely makes sense the first time you hear it. The connection between Dane and Billy doesn’t make sense the second time you hear it. But it’s a collection of riddles that solidifies their unusual friendship.

Dane is a bully with two rules: don’t hit girls and don’t hit special kids. Billy has Down syndrome. When Dane doesn’t hit him, Billy sees a sign of friendship and reaches out for help. Billy is sure the riddles his missing father left in an atlas are really clues to finding him. Together, Billy and Dane piece them together, leading to unmarked towns and secrets of the past. But they’re all dead ends. Until the final clue . . . and a secret Billy shouldn’t have been keeping.

As a journalist, Erin Jade Lange is inspired by hot button issues like bullying, but it is her honest characters and breakneck plotting that make Dead Ends a must-read.