Saints of Augustine by P. E. Ryan
Sam "broke up" with his best friend, Charlie, without telling him why. Then they each spent a difficult year without a best friend. Death, divorce, substance abuse, homophobia, sexual identity, self-reliance and trust fill out this memorable book.
Quick read and hopefully of interest to boys. Second tier YAY. (which means I doubt it will get to top 20 - I am anticipating more great reads from the other groups...)