Books by Paul Griffin

SAVING MARTY by Paul Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Smart, honest, and heart-achingly real. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A failing peach farm and a mountain of bills force 12-year-old Lorenzo Ventura's mother to consider selling his best friend, Marty—a pig who thinks he is a dog. Read full book review >
WHEN FRIENDSHIP FOLLOWED ME HOME by Paul Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A former foster child deals with love and loss and love again. Read full book review >
ADRIFT by Paul Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 28, 2015

"This fast-paced survival adventure makes an excellent crucible for Griffin's examination of class. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Two buddies who have been through trauma together before find themselves with three relative strangers out on the open Atlantic, where survival becomes extremely uncertain. Read full book review >
BURNING BLUE by Paul Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"A taut thriller explores the evolving relationship between two outsider teens, at first defined by their shared defectiveness but later superseding it. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Griffin fleshes out a gripping whodunit with a host of believable teen characters. Read full book review >
STAY WITH ME by Paul Griffin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"An outstanding love story peopled by a wealth of memorable characters. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Their relationship is doomed from the start. Read full book review >
THE ORANGE HOUSES by Paul Griffin
Released: June 1, 2009

"A deceivingly slim volume with a slow start that leads to a breathless finish. (Fiction. YA)"
Three unlikely friends struggle to survive poverty's vicious cycle in the Bronx. Read full book review >
TEN MILE RIVER by Paul Griffin
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"This smoothed-out and glamorized vision of life on the streets, chronicled in dated, sometimes forced slang tempered by purple prose ('puked a downpour of summer hail'), may appeal to suburban readers, but city-savvy teens will laugh at the fantasy. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Debut novelist Griffin tries to capture life on the streets of New York but fails to deliver actual grit. Read full book review >