Story by Steve Brezenoff is live!

Maybe you’ve heard of Steve Brezenoff? He is is the author of edgy the YA novels “Brooklyn, Burning” and “The Absolute Value of -1,” as well as the super cool Field Trip Mysteries you might have enjoyed in your younger years.

Guy in real LifeHis latest novel is “Guy in Real Life,” and he has sent YARN an exclusive short story about one of the characters!  Called “One in the Belly,” this gritty story is guaranteed to make you think of navel piercing–and friendship, and violence–in a whole new way.  It’s be our last “new” story before we send you on your way for summer break.

Yeah, you’re welcome.  And get going on his novel!!!  It’s getting RAVE reviews, including a star from Kirkus, who says ““Brezenoff conjures a wry, wise and deeply sympathetic portrait of the exquisite, excruciating thrill of falling in love.”

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