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Avasthi, Swati.
New York : Knopf, 2010
ISBN 0375863400
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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.
                        Brothers Fiction.

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