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Author: Graff, Lisa
Publisher: Philomel Books/ Penguin
Year Published: 2015
ISBN: 9780399164064
Grades: Grades 7-12

Lost in the Sun

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National Book Award nominee Lisa Graff crafts an engaging companion volume to “Umbrella Summer,” with characters that navigate the adolescent quicksand of friendship, family, and tragedy in surprising ways that are both original and believable. In the aftermath of a freak accident that leaves a teammate dead, Trent’s authentic middle-grade voice deals with the grief and guilt of the incident in an emotional journey touched with anger, isolation, and some humor too. His only companion is a sketchbook until Fallon, an ostracized classmate with a mysterious scar on her face, reaches into his narrow world and the power of their unlikely friendship overcomes even the darkest days. “Sometimes, like when a ball gets lost in the sun, you have to find a way to shift your position to get what you want!” (quoted from this book.) Fans of “Wonder” and reluctant male readers with sport interests will find this powerful novel appealing.

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