Wednesday, June 6, 2012


By: Swati Avasthi
Location: FIC AVA
Genre: Family Drama

Sixteen-Year-Old Jace Witherspoon arrives at the doorstep of his estranged brother Christian with a re-landscaped face (courtesy of his father’s fist), $3.84, and a secret. Jace is a victim of domestic violence, or rather protecting his mother from it- so he runs away to his brother 1300 miles away. Does the running work, will a fresh start, really be one, and what about his Mum still trapped with the abuser?

This book comes with huge reviews.  This one is from Goodbooks
Milly rated it 5 of 5 stars false · This came highly recommended and it more than delivered!

What makes Split so remarkable and memorable is how raw and real it is. The realism of this book is so unnerving and so mesmerizing! And I can tell from first hand experiences how Jace's story is so close to the real thing. Swati Avasthi is either a great writer and researcher or a magnificent storyteller who shares her own life experiences as if writing her biography in this book. But, either way, she has touched me and captivated me with Jace's story and I've never felt such a connection with a literary character as I do now..

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