Silent to the Bone
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
KONIGSBURG, E[laine] L[obl]. Silent to the Bone. NY: Atheneum . 8vo, [x] 261pp. Blue board spine stamped in gold with orange boards. Orange endpapers. A near fine copy with slight bumping to upper spine end, in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author, two-time Newbery Medalist, E.L. Konigsburg.
First edition. Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Nikki. She’s Branwell's baby half sister. But she’s in a coma and Branwell has lost his ability to speak. Suspected of a horrible crime, he’s being kept isolated in a juvenile detention center. Connor won’t believe his friend could do such a horrible thing, but how can he break through Branwell's wall of silence and prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act?