Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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"Baby, the first thing I need to know from you is do you believe I killed my father?" So begins Upstate, a powerful story told through letters between seventeen-year-old Antonio and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Natasha, set in the 1990's in New York. Antonio and Natasha's world is turned upside down, and their young love is put to the test, when Antonio finds himself in jail, accused of a shocking crime. Antonio fights to stay alive on the inside, while on the outside, Natasha faces choices that will change her life. Over the course of a decade, they share a desperate correspondence. Often, they have only each other to turn to as life takes them down separate paths and leaves them wondering if they will ever find their way back together.Startling, real, and filled with raw emotion, Upstate is an unforgettable coming-of-age story with a message of undeniable hope. Brilliant and profoundly felt, it is destined to speak to a new generation of readers.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312332686
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 20 cm.
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.2 10.0 102565.
Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS 5.2 10.0 102565.
Reading Counts RC 6.5 17.0 40071.


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bkxyounqlove Jul 22, 2011

I actually like this book when i read it. The story actually get yours attention to the situation. Honestly, i wouldn't stop reasing this book and i finish in O4 days that how much the book caught my attention. Really recommend to young adults.

amcewen10 Jul 20, 2011

This book is very good. I would recommend it to any young adult to read. I like the life lesson the character learns bout throughout the book.

Dec 09, 2010


Sep 04, 2010

This book was beautiful and true. I love the way the main characters are portrayed, and the way they evolve over the ten years. So many people could relate to the struggles the characters suffer. It is a book like none other. For once I loved the ending. Definetly worth reading.


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