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Sixteen-Year-Old Jace Witherspoon arrives at the doorstep of his estranged brother Christian with a re-landscaped face (courtesy of his father’s fist), $3.84, and a secret.

He tries to move on, going for new friends, a new school, and a new job, but all his changes can’t make him forget what he left behind—his mother, who is still trapped with his dad, and his ex-girlfriend, who is keeping his secret.

At least so far.

Worst of all, Jace realizes that if he really wants to move forward, he may first have to do what scares him most: He may have to go back. First-time novelist Swati Avasthi has created a riveting and remarkably nuanced portrait of what happens after. After you’ve said enough, after you’ve run, after you’ve made the split—how do you begin to live again? Readers won’t be able to put this intense page-turner down.

Synopsis:

Moving in with his estranged brother after being abused by their father, 16-year-old Jace Witherspoon struggles to move forward in a new school while remembering the people he left behind and protecting a haunting secret. A first novel.

Synopsis:

A teenaged boy thrown out of his house by his abusive father goes to live with his older brother, who ran away from home years ago to escape the abuse.

About the Author

Swati Avasthi teaches creative writing and is working toward her MFA at the University of Minnesota, where she received a grant to complete Split. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and their two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375895265
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Brothers
Author:
Avasthi, Swati
Author:
Swati Avasthi
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - Siblings
Subject:
Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Situations / Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s Young Adult
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Physical and Emotional Abu
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abus
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Physical and Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100309
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Children's » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Children's » Situations » Physical and Emotional Abuse
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Violence

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Product details 288 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375895265 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Moving in with his estranged brother after being abused by their father, 16-year-old Jace Witherspoon struggles to move forward in a new school while remembering the people he left behind and protecting a haunting secret. A first novel.
"Synopsis" by , A teenaged boy thrown out of his house by his abusive father goes to live with his older brother, who ran away from home years ago to escape the abuse.
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