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The Friends

The Friends
Author: Kazumi Yumoto
ISBN 13: 9780374424619
ISBN 10: 374424616
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: 2005-10-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $9.99

In this award-winning book from Japan, three young boys curious about death learn—and teach—some valuable lessons about life and friendship.

Publishers Weekly

This novel features three 12-year-old boys in Japan who find friendship through their mutual fascination with death. In a starred review, PW called this "an eloquent initiation story that first touches and then pierces the heart." Ages 10-up. (May)