Paul Griffin books - reading levels

Paul Griffin is an up and coming New York City author. His works are gritty and poignant and frequently contain profanity, sexual situations, violence, drugs and racial slurs.

Stay With Me

**Starred Review** Kirkus
**Starred Review** SchoolLibraryJournal*
**Starred Review** HornBook

Mack, a 15-yr-old high-school dropout, and C├ęce, who hopes to avoid a life like her mother's, meet and fall in love at the restaurant where they both work.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 69,961
Page Count: 304
Accelerated Reading level: 3.6 / points: 10.0
AR quiz: 146490
Lexile: HL570L

Ten Mile River

**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly**

Having escaped from juvenile detention centers and foster care, two teenaged boys live on their own in an abandoned shack in a New York City park, making their way by stealing, occasionally working, and trying to keep from being arrested.

Word Count: 36,726
Page Count: 208
Accelerated Reading level: 3.7 / points: 5.0
AR quiz: 123544
Lexile: 590L

Orange Houses

**Starred Review** ALA Booklist

Tamika, a fifteen-year-old hearing-impaired girl, Jimmi, an eighteen-year-old veteran who stopped taking his antipsychotic medication, and sixteen-year-old Fatima, an illegal immigrant from Africa, meet and connect in their Bronx, New York, neighborhood, with devastating results.

Word Count: 26,265
Page Count: 176
Accelerated Reading level: 4.1 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 130508
Lexile: HL610L

Burning Blue

When beautiful high school student Nicole Castro is splashed with acid, loner Jay Nazarro decides to find out who would seek to mar her perfect face. In the process, he begins to fall for Nicole--and to learn ever-more-dangerous secrets.

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Page Count: 288