Adios, Nirvana

Adios, Nirvana - Conrad Wesselhoeft Excellent YA fiction set in Seattle, with imperfect characters trying to make sense of lives shattered by the death of a brother/son/friend. The narrator is on the brink of suicide, thinking that it's the only way he'll be reunited with the twin brother that he has recently lost to an accident. Strong, honest friendships keep him going, while his single mother reels from the tragedy in her own way.