Books by Brent Runyon

SURFACE TENSION by Brent Runyon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 10, 2009

"With sensitivity and candor, Runyon reveals how life changes us all and how these unavoidable changes can be full of both turmoil and wonder. (Fiction. YA)"
Over four summers at a small cottage on a lake, carefree 13-year-old Luke, eager to locate the perfect "luckystone," turns into an adventurous 14-year-old who tries nonchalantly to sneak peeks at his neighbor's breasts and then an easily annoyed 15-year-old who realizes his parents' faults and just wants "to get the fuck out of here." Read full book review >
MAYBE by Brent Runyon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The common insecurities of adolescence—specifically of hormonally charged teenaged boys—coupled with the added drama and intrigue surrounding the brother's accident, make this an accessible work for a wide, albeit older, teen audience. (Fiction. YA)"
Runyon follows the critical success of Burn Journals (2004) with a foray into fiction that features another troubled teenaged boy. Read full book review >
THE BURN JOURNALS by Brent Runyon
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"It's a fascinating journey through a teenager's mind, only lacking information about what happened to Brent after he returned to school. (Nonfiction. YA)"
This true story of a 14-year-old boy who tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire certainly has the power to grab the attention of many young readers, despite its length. Read full book review >