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andlt;Bandgt;What happens when everything youand#8217;ve got to give isnand#8217;t enough to save someone you love?andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Itand#8217;s Maine. Itand#8217;s winter. And itand#8217;s FREEZING STINKINand#8217; COLD! Dinah is wildly worried about her best friend, Skint. He wonand#8217;t wear a coat. Refuses to wear a coat. Itand#8217;s twelve degrees out, and he wonand#8217;t wear a coat. So Dinahand#8217;s going to figure out how to help. Thatand#8217;s what Dinah doesand#8212;she helps. But sheand#8217;s too busy trying to help to notice that sometimes, sheand#8217;s doing more harm than good. Seeing the trees instead of the forest? Thatand#8217;s Dinah.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;And Skint isnand#8217;t going to be the one to tell her. Heand#8217;s a helper guy too. Heand#8217;s worried about a little boy whose dad wonand#8217;t let him visit his mom. Heand#8217;s worried about an elderly couple in a too-cold house down the street.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;But the wedge between what drives Dinah and what concerns Skint is wide enough for a big old slab of ice. Because Skintand#8217;s own father is in trouble. Because Skintand#8217;s mother refuses to ask for help even though sheand#8217;s at her breaking point. And because Dinah might just decide toand#8230;help. She thinks sheand#8217;s cracking through a sheet of ice, but whatand#8217;s actually there is an entire iceberg.

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What happens when everything you’ve got to give isn’t enough to save someone you love?

It’s Maine. It’s winter. And it’s FREEZING STINKIN’ COLD! Dinah is wildly worried about her best friend, Skint. He won’t wear a coat. Refuses to wear a coat. It’s twelve degrees out, and he won’t wear a coat. So Dinah’s going to figure out how to help. That’s what Dinah does—she helps. But she’s too busy trying to help to notice that sometimes, she’s doing more harm than good. Seeing the trees instead of the forest? That’s Dinah.

And Skint isn’t going to be the one to tell her. He’s a helper guy too. He’s worried about a little boy whose dad won’t let him visit his mom. He’s worried about an elderly couple in a too-cold house down the street.

But the wedge between what drives Dinah and what concerns Skint is wide enough for a big old slab of ice. Because Skint’s own father is in trouble. Because Skint’s mother refuses to ask for help even though she’s at her breaking point. And because Dinah might just decide to…help. She thinks she’s cracking through a sheet of ice, but what’s actually there is an entire iceberg.

About the Author

Named a andlt;Iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt; Flying Start, N. Griffinandlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives outside of Boston with her dear darling beau and their dogs.

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Melody Murray, February 4, 2013 (view all comments by Melody Murray)
Disclaimer first: I am friends with the author of this remarkable book, though I flatter myself that I'm reasonably objective nonetheless.

Wow, this book packs an emotional wallop that left me reeling. Despite it being written in present tense (which I loathe, almost always) it drew me in and made me care so much about Skint & Dinah and their lives that I was reluctant to get to the end. The story is almost breathlessly told (perhaps the present tense adds to that feeling) and one is swept along panting. There is one mini-chapter told from the perspective of Dinah's baby brother that is one of the most delightful vignettes I've ever read, but the bulk of the story is fraught with peril, with emotional weight, with subtexts and undercurrents.

More than a solid first effort, this is a damn fine book.
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Sparrows, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Sparrows)
I received an ARC of this book, and it was easily the best book I read in 2012. Skint and Dinah, two hilarious kids in high school, try to navigate life, including detention breakouts, unmasking the hypocrisy of high school lunch ladies, and worrying about genocide. It is sad, but not depressing. It is full of love and jokes. It is not as precious as I am making it out to be. N. Griffin has an unmatched voice and captures the confusion of being old enough to empathize and too young to do anything about other people's pain.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781442431553
Author:
Griffin, N.
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1/c pantone translucent qtr jkt + 4/c PO
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 368 pages Atheneum Books for Young Readers - English 9781442431553 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , What happens when everything you’ve got to give isn’t enough to save someone you love?

It’s Maine. It’s winter. And it’s FREEZING STINKIN’ COLD! Dinah is wildly worried about her best friend, Skint. He won’t wear a coat. Refuses to wear a coat. It’s twelve degrees out, and he won’t wear a coat. So Dinah’s going to figure out how to help. That’s what Dinah does—she helps. But she’s too busy trying to help to notice that sometimes, she’s doing more harm than good. Seeing the trees instead of the forest? That’s Dinah.

And Skint isn’t going to be the one to tell her. He’s a helper guy too. He’s worried about a little boy whose dad won’t let him visit his mom. He’s worried about an elderly couple in a too-cold house down the street.

But the wedge between what drives Dinah and what concerns Skint is wide enough for a big old slab of ice. Because Skint’s own father is in trouble. Because Skint’s mother refuses to ask for help even though she’s at her breaking point. And because Dinah might just decide to…help. She thinks she’s cracking through a sheet of ice, but what’s actually there is an entire iceberg.

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