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Lost in the Sun Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-08-30 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 14 user ratings
ISBN:0399164065
LANGUAGE:English

" She does it again with a great story about young people trying to find their place in this world. Loved it... " said.

" For those upper elementary and middle school students who like sad books or kids dealing with issues. In this case, the main kid is having a rough time after a freak accident where a kid died. Then he meets Fallon, a girl with a huge scar on his face and their quirky, sweet friendship pulls them both out. I love how the friendship is portrayed. For fans of Wonder, Okay for Now, See You At Harry's, Fish in a Tree. " said.

"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. " said.

" A beautiful companion to Umbrella Summer, my favorite Lisa Graff book. " said.

" 4.5 As a parent, my heart was breaking for this kid all while wanting to shake him. He's angry and he's acting stupid and it's so very true. 5th-8th " said.

"Lost In The Sun is about a boy named Trent. When he was in fifth grade he was playing hockey. When he hit the hockey puck it went flying through the air and hit a boy in the chest. He had a bad heart and died. Then middle school started. He thought it was going to be awfull. He met a girl named Fallon Little. She had a mysterious scar across her face. She helped him get through middle school. I really liked this book because it made me feel sad and very it was very interesting. If you liked the book Out of My Mind I think you will really enjoy this book." said.

"Loved this book, though a bit of a slow build at first. Trent is a 12yo who was playing hockey at a pick up game when he accidentally hits a kid with a heart defect with a puck which kills him instantaneously. Heavy stuff! This book is about dealing with guilt and not only being honest and vulnerable with others, but also yourself.

The character development is what makes it so fabulous, and Trent's growth and honesty broke my heart and brought it back times over. Loved the complexities of the family and friend relationships. No matter what is going on, be like Trent and speak your truth! Beautiful, heartbreaking, and my favorite juvenile novels thus far for 2015. Highly recommended.
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"3.5 stars. I loved Lisa Graff's A Tangle of Knots, so I was looking forward to reading another book by the same author. While this was a good story and the characters were likable (except for the Dad, who was a well-written villain), both were predictable. It didn't have the same magic (not literal magic, but magic in the writing, characters, and plot) as Tangle of Knots. However, I do think it was a useful reminder to me as a teacher and a soon-to-be parent that there is a always a reason why kids act the way they do, and they usually need us to listen to their side of the story rather than go on a power trip of expecting them to act like adults, even when the adults aren't setting a very good example." said.

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