Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
Book description from says that middle school is awful, but Trent knows nothing could be worse than the year he had in fifth grade, when a freak accident on Cedar Lake left one kid dead, and Trent with a brain full of terrible thoughts he can't get rid of. Trent’s pretty positive the entire disaster was his fault, so for him middle school feels like a fresh start, a chance to prove to everyone that he's not the horrible screw-up they seem to think he is.

My 25 cents...I felt awful for Trent! The author does a great job putting the reader in his shoes. He feels like everyone hates him, including his family.  But after meeting Fallon, a girl that shows him that things aren't nearly as they gray as they seem, Trent learns through their new friendship that he has a lot of good in him--that others already know about. This book reminded me a lot of the book Wonder.  (see January 2013 post) It reminds us to give everyone a chance, you don't know what they may be going through!

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