New York : Knopf, 2010
||Sixteen year old Jace has less than
$4.00 in his pocket, a busted face, and not much else,
unless you count a long list of memories he'd really
rather forget. After a marathon drive from Chicago to New
Mexico, Jace has finally arrived at the only place he
could think of to go, the only place where he might be
safe: his brother's house. The only problem is, Jace
hasn't seen his brother in five years, much less talked to
him, so he doesn't know if Christian will even take him
in. He'll definitely be turned away if Christian finds out
what happened to make Jace leave town, which meansit's
time to start lying...
Split is a compelling look at a family ruined by domestic violence, but it is also a rewarding book about trust, healing, and how two brothers learn to live life for themselves.
(booktalk adapted from a review by Summer Hayes, King County Library System, for Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, 2013)
|SUBJECTS: Child abuse -- Fiction.
Family violence -- Fiction.