Lost In the Sun by Lisa Graff paperback
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 find it.
Praise for Lost in the Sun:
A Publishers Weekly Best 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*