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Split - Swati Avasthi
Split
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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... show more
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.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375863417 (0375863419)
Publisher: Ember
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
5.0 Split
What an incredible insight into the mind of an abused teen boy and his family dynamics. Didn't put it down.
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.5 Split - two brothers separated by five years = an abusive father married to a mother who is hopeful
Jace split and he’s standing at the door at his older brother’s apartment, or he thinks he is. His last name is Witherspoon only there is no Witherspoon’s listed on the column of names, so which button does he push? This address on the envelope along with a bundle of small bills tucked inside, he ...
Sinful Book Reviews
Sinful Book Reviews rated it
4.5 Split by Swati Avasthi
This is definitely one of the best books I read this year. I noticed it was nominated on the Goodreads 2010 book awards for best teen fiction. I totally agree. Not only was it good in general, but it was a terrific audiobook. Two thumbs up for Joshua Swanson. He was the perfect Jace. The character...
erica
erica rated it
This is a book about heavy duty topics for a YA - mostly revolving around mental relationship abuse, runaway & homeless kids, but also touches drugs, prostitution, the struggle to survive, trying to make room for yourself in your own world, growing, standing on your own feet, finding love, hope, fri...
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it
4.0 Split
Split is a well-written and realistic tale about an abusive father and the subsequent impact his actions have on both mother and sons. Jace (the narrator and son) is a very likable character despite many of his actions, actions which could easily be traced back to his exposure to violence growing up...
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