Never Fall Down

By Patricia McCormick. HarperCollins/Balzer and Bray, $17.99 (9780061730931). Gr. 9–12.


McCormick tells the story of a young Cambodian boy who survives the killing fields only to become a soldier with the Khmer Rouge. The authentic first-person voice makes the horror all the more unimaginable—but unforgettable, too.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)