Lost in the Sun

Trent is navigating his life of middle school, friendship and perceptions, and in the middle of it all, makes friends with a girl who has a different story every time about the origins of the scar on her face. Mostly, Trent is dealing with the accidental death of a boy in his smallindex~~element108 town which Trent thinks he caused. The characters are layered, the plot is interesting, and Lisa Graff lets us into Trent’s heart of hearts even when he himself doesn’t know exactly what’s there.

The book jacket says this is “a story of true friendship“, which it is, but it’s also a story of family and not always liking your dad and learning to deal with people without blowing up. The best part is the ending, where the story is wrapped up, yet some things are the same, just like real life.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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1 Response to Lost in the Sun

  1. I loved this one, too. So many great scenes throughout.

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