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Alex Miller can't forget the things he has seen, and neither can the man he helped put in jail. No matter how often the Witness Relocation Program changes their identities, Alex and his mother must keep running to stay one step ahead of their enemies. His latest identity as a skateboarder in Virginia Beach is no easy ride-nosegrabs, ollies, and kickflips are all new to him. Alex has to catch on quickly to blend in-but the biggest trick he'll have to master is staying alive.
"Urgent pacing and suspenseful plot...sure to be a hit."--Booklist.

A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (long list)



Connor already had a rough day – punched out by a buddy, tossed out of school, beaten up on his way home. Then he goes into a corner store for a drink, and ends up accused of robbery! It all sucks, big time.

A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (long list)


One Last Scar

Ethan has been in and out of Juvie, in and out of trouble all of his life. But Ethan had his “rules;” he knows where to draw the line. When a home invasion goes horribly wrong, Ethan knows he has to set things right – even if it means getting one last scar.

A YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers nominee.


“Varrato has created a story that, from the opening line, hooks its readers as they are drawn into Ethan’s life.” – from the 4-star CM review.