Posted in Award Winners, So Many Good Books, YA Novels


split.gif“Now I have to start lying.” Isn’t that a great first line?!
16-year-old Jace shows up at his brother Christian’s apartment, or at least what he hopes is his brother’s apartment, and the last name says Marshall, not Witherspoon. He drove all the way from Chicago to Albuquerque and he might not be in the right place?
Split (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010) by Swati Avasthi is a story about escaping domestic abuse. But physically escaping is easier than escaping the damage done. You’ll have to read the book to see whether Jace and Christian can do so in this award winning debut novel. (Split won in the Cybils YA Fiction category for 2010!)
There’s a book trailer on Swati’s site. Plus you can enjoy reading about her playlists and naming (and renaming) her characters.