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Graff, Lisa.
New York : Philomel Books, 2015
IL 3-6, RL 5.0
ISBN 0399164065

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

When Trent was in fifth grade a terrible accident occurred. Sixth grade in a new school will be a new start for him. Despite a new year, anger issues and guilty feelings are making Trent act horribly. He pushes everyone in his life away, he doesn’t want anyone to like him. How can he have a nice life when that other boy died?
(Booktalk by Great Stone Face Award Committee, 2017)

Booktalk #2

When Trent is involved in a freak hockey accident that results in another boy’s death, he is filled with guilt and anger. He used to love baseball and hockey, but ever since the accident he cannot bear to even think about sports. He struggles in school, his dad has remarried and has started a whole new life, and he has become detached from his friends and family. When a chance encounter brings him face to face with the deceased boy’s little sister, Trent must deal with the hard truth. With the help of a new supportive friend, Trent must find a way to let go of his anger and forgive himself. (Vermont DCF Book Award 2017)

SUBJECTS:   Brothers -- Fiction.

                        Disfigured persons -- Fiction.

                        Friendship -- Fiction.

                        Guilt -- Fiction.

                        Remarriage -- Fiction.

                        Tricks -- Fiction

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