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Lost in the Sun

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Lost in the Sun

By Lisa Graff

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399164064, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2015

Description
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. 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.
If only Trent could make that fresh start happen.

It isn t until Trent gets caught up in the whirlwind that is Fallon Little the girl with the mysterious scar across her face that things begin to change. Because fresh starts aren t 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 all even 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.


About the Author
Lisa Graff (www.lisagraff.com) is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots, as well asAbsolutely Almost, Double Dog Dare, Umbrella Summer, The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower, The Thing About GeorgieandSophie Simon Solves Them All. Originally from California, she lived for many years in New York City and nowmakes her home justoutside of Philadelphia.@lisagraff"