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Lost in the Sun

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From the author ofA Tangle of KnotsandAbsolutely Almost, a touching story about a boy who won't let one tragic accident define him.

Everyone 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. Trents 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.

If only Trent could make that fresh start happen.

It isnt until Trent gets caught up in the whirlwind that is Fallon Littlethe girl with the mysterious scar across her facethat things begin to change. Because fresh starts arent always easy. Even in baseball, when a fly ball gets lost in the sun, you have to remember to shift your position to find it.

Praise for Lost in the Sun:

APublishers WeeklyBest Book of the Year!

* Graff writes with stunning insight [and] consistently demonstrates why character-driven novels can live from generation to generation.--Kirkus Reviews*STARRED*

* Graff creates layered, vulnerable characters that are worth getting to know.--Booklist*STARRED*

* [A]n ambitious and gracefully executed story.--Publishers Weekly*STARRED*

* Weighty matters deftly handled with humor and grace will give this book wide appeal.--School Library Journal *STARRED*

* Characterization is thoughtful.--BCCB *STARRED*

InLost in the Sun, Trent decides that he will speak the truth: that pain and anger and loss are not the final words, that goodness can find us after alleven when we hide from it. This is a novel that speaks powerfully, honestly, almost shockingly about our human pain and our human redemption. This book will change you.Gary Schmidt, two-time Newbery Honor-winning author ofThe Wednesday WarsandLizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Lisa Graff crafts a compelling story about a boy touched with tragedy and the world of people he cares about. And like all the best stories, it ends at a new beginning.Richard Peck, Newbery Award-winning author ofA Year Down YonderandALong Way From Chicago

Lisa Graff's Awards and Reviews:

Lisa Graff's books have been named to 30 state award lists, andA Tangle of Knotswaslong-listed for the National Book Award.

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