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Swimming to Chicago David-Matthew Barnes

Swimming to Chicago

David-Matthew Barnes

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Finalist for the ALAs 2012 Rainbow Books! Reeling from his mothers suicide, seventeen-year-old Alex Bainbridge retreats from the world around him, often finding solace on a secluded island behind his house. As an Armenian-American living in aMoreFinalist for the ALAs 2012 Rainbow Books!Reeling from his mothers suicide, seventeen-year-old Alex Bainbridge retreats from the world around him, often finding solace on a secluded island behind his house. As an Armenian-American living in a small Southern town, Alex struggles to fit in. His close friendship with the outspoken Jillian Dambro is his only saving grace, until he meets and falls in love with Robby LaMont--an introverted new student at school. As the year unfolds and the lives of the adults around them unravel, the three teens form an unbreakable bond, vowing to do anything to stay together--even if it means leaving everything behind.