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Lost in the sun

by Graff, Lisa 1981-

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As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Middle school is tough, but try getting through sixth grade after accidentally killing someone with a hockey puck. Such is Trent Zimmerman's misfortune. Wracked with guilt and anger, he is never without his Book of Thoughts, the sketchbook where he draws the awful images he can't get out of his brain. Sure that everyone hates him, Trent acts out at school, shuts out friends, and is overcome by sweaty panic at the thought of playing sports again. Life is difficult at home, too, where his parents' divorce has resulted in a contentious relationship with his father. Relief comes in the eccentric form of Fallon Little, a girl with a mysterious scar and an indomitable spirit. But Fallon has her secrets as well. The emotions and motivations coursing through this novel are wonderfully complex. Graff creates layered, vulnerable characters who are worth getting to know and rooting for. Narrated by the moody, sarcastic Trent, the story never buckles beneath his troubles, and it finds wings once he can see beyond them. Pranks, The Sandlot reenactments, sports talk, and doughnuts are in plentiful supply, adding dashes of levity at the right moments. The book's real magic is found in simple acts like watering plants and learning when to listen and when to just tip your head back and scream at the sky.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Less than a year ago, 12-year-old Trent Zimmerman accidentally contributed to the death of his teammate Jared during a hockey game, after nailing him with a puck (Jared had a "bad heart"). Already prone to overthinking, Trent is overwhelmed by disturbing thoughts, which he draws in a closely guarded book, and very angry. He backs away from his best friend, acts out at school, and clashes with his family. With help from a persistent classmate, who is known as much for the large scar on her face as for her weird outfits, and a similarly dedicated teacher, Trent is gradually able to let go of his intense guilt and regain his confidence. Trent's barely constrained rage is visceral, and the moments when he lashes out, verbally and physically, are as frightening as they are realistic. In an ambitious and gracefully executed story, Graff (Absolutely Almost) covers a lot of emotional ground, empathically tracing Trent's efforts to deal with a horrible, inexplicable accident and to heal the relationships that have become collateral damage along the way. Ages 10-up. Agent: Stephen Barbara, InkWell Management. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Friendship Fiction
Guilt Fiction
Brothers Fiction
Disfigured persons Fiction
Remarriage Fiction
Tricks Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Publisher New York :Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2015
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Ocampo, Ramon de, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Ramón de Ocampo.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781101892220
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