The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt

One of this year’s South Carolina Association of School Librarians Nominees.

Told in alternating voices, follows the growing relationship of two teenaged victims of violence who are struggling to overcome trauma and help each other cope. (SCASL)

After being mugged, seventeen-year-old Gretchen is still struggling to deal with her fears when she meets Phoenix, an eighteen-year-old immigrant from El Salvador. (Follett)