April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Lost in the Sun

Lisa Graff. Philomel.

Gr 4-6–During a hockey game, Trent accidentally hits a boy with an undiagnosed heart defect in the chest with the puck, killing him. Written off as a troublemaker, Trent is an understandably angry kid, but when he meets Fallon, a girl with a scarred face, he begins to open up. With genuine characters, relatable—often painfully so—family dynamics, and a tender portrayal of burgeoning friendship, this is a heartrending yet hopeful tale.