Author B.E. Bell’s new book “Branches” is a potent story of adolescent mischief, rashness, and tragedy in a small Pennsylvania town

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Recent release “Branches” from Page Publishing author B.E. Bell is a stirring novel introducing Luke Wagner, a fourteen-year-old boy whose prank-loving friend, Kenny, went a bit too far one day, setting off a chain of events that ultimately led to the devastation of two families.

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B.E. Bell is a US Air Force veteran and electrical engineer currently writing full-time from his home in Bennett, Colorado. He has published his new book “Branches”: a gripping story that keeps the pages turning until the stunning conclusion.

The story is set in western Pennsylvania, in the town of Somerville. Since moving there five years ago, fourteen-year-old Luke Wagner has put up with the jokes and pranks of Kenny Cesick, like the snake in the barn, the squirt gun, and the bowling tournament. Katy, Kenny’s sister, tells Luke to fight fire with fire. So, Luke plans to get even at the catalpa challenge in the catalpa tree. But the accident wasn’t part of his plan. “Branches” looks at the unpredictability of teens and their impetuous responses to love, sadness, anger, and fear—and how depression can insidiously undermine a teenager’s life.

The author survived a similar catalpa challenge growing up in western Pennsylvania. Fortunately, no tragedy occurred. But what if it had? That question is what launched this book.
Published by Page Publishing, B.E. Bell’s engrossing book is an excellent addition to any middle school or high school library.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Branches” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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