Lost in the Sun

Lost in the Sun

eBook - 2015
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From the author of A Tangle of Knots and Absolutely 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...
Audience: 700
Text Difficulty 3
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780698172630
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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AL_KELSEY Mar 27, 2017

Trent is probably one of the most annoying, most self-centered characters I've read in awhile. His whining and temper tantrums are incredibly ridiculous. However, this IS the point of the story. This tween boy has a lot on his plate, and life isn't getting easier. The growth of this character is evident, and the author does a wonderful job improving on Trent's attitude and character. This story of redemption, acceptance, and friendship is so engaging--and Trent's teacher is by far the greatest character of this story.

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zhuang8023
Sep 05, 2016

12 years old Trent's temper can get up very high. He has the wit to yell back to his father. Trent's father hates him the most out of Trent's older and younger brothers. Trent has divorced parents, has a stepmother and sister, too.
Trent thought what could be worse than middle school and it ends up a lot of things could be worse than that. Less than a year before middle school, Trent hit Jared Richards in the chest with a hockey puck ( on accident ). This made Jared have a bad heart. Also, a few days before school, he found a girl named Fallon Little defending him in front of a big bully named Jeremiah Jacobson and with his other buddies that are also bullies. Trent has some hard times during middle school, but the main part is when Fallon's parent's, Trent's best and only friend's parents, stops Fallon from being Trent's friend. They think he can get Fallon to big trouble because of his uncontrolled temper, but a single dinner with Mr. Little this helps Trent win Fallon's parents' trust in him and ends up being Fallon's friend again.
This book was interesting, but I think there should be more adventure in it.

JCLChrisK Jul 19, 2016

12-year-old Trent is trying--and failing--to keep from self-destructing. Guilt and fear from an unfortunate incident are manifesting as anger, and he's gradually lashing out at everyone in his life. There's a chance a few of his relationships might survive his explosive implosion, but only a chance.

A nuanced, deep, and engaging character study that is fascinating and entertaining.

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Mrsdoody
Jan 09, 2016

A young boy works through the grief he suffers at accidently causing the death of a friend.

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bibliokrisp
Aug 11, 2015

Trent's voice is strong, and his thoughts and reactions are believable. But I don't think I'm the right reader for this one, because I just kept thinking about how terrible Trent's parents are--that if your son had accidentally hit another boy in the head with a hockey puck, and that boy had died, that most parents with half a clue would've had their son in counseling. But not these parents, because of they had gotten him help, half of the conflict in the book wouldn't have happened. Parts of the book are touching, and I enjoyed Trent--but he also felt like a construction sometimes, instead of a real boy.

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BUNBUN1978
May 26, 2015

What a great book. You really feel Trent's pain and a sadness. I think that this is a better read for the older middle grade audience du the fact that the book is so sad. Not that is a dis against the book or anything.

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violet_baboon_288
Mar 05, 2017

violet_baboon_288 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 16

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