I like the relationship between Christian and Jace. Don't get fooled, I'm not saying that Jace and Christian's dad isn't to blame because Christ! Torn between wanting to save his mom or staying in relative safety with Christian, to whom he flees at the beginning of the novel.
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There are many thing that I could say about Jace and his brother, about their secrets, their fears, but I think it's better for you to discover it all by yourself. I agasthi your efforts and this powerful piece of literature. Avasthi has written a remarkable and powerful story. The words evoking something more than heart wrenching.
It has been translated into four languages German, Dutch, Korean, and Hungarian and was nominated for fourteen other state awards. Every time I open a book labeled as realistic fiction, I brace myself, knowing that this genre covers such different kinds of stories.
Children's Book Review: Split by Swati Avasthi, Author Knopf $ (p) ISBN
This tells a story about Jace Whitherspoon and how his father has been a bastard, yup, a very mean bastard pardon for the foul lang. Somehow, this kind of character is the one that Slit find most believable swafi interesting, because it's a little more complex than most. How do I give a book 5 stars when it did nothing but make me feel anger, angst and a world of hurt?
Is she even alive?
Lists with This Book. It really is a standout read. A misleading "issue book" where romance outweighs everything?
Because the whole point of abusive relationship starts with what we know as "unending love". Which is what made it so heart wrenching to read at times. The book ends with Jace and Christian still living together and going out early in the morning for runs.
Split by Swati Avasthi
We all wish we were stronger than we are, and not one of us will get through this life without regret. It splti just vanish. Fast forward a few years later: Scared to death that his father might find him again and beat him to a pulp. I think what makes it such an astounding novel is not only the evocative writing and prose, but the manner in which Avasthi manages to convey the true horror of this situation.
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Who deserves one of those, anyway? We are experiencing technical difficulties. And torn between his unforgivable actions prior to leaving Chicago, and the better person he works towards becoming in New Mexico. Christian and Jace's relationship was by far the most involving aspect of the novel for me, and when Christian turned his back on Jace like that it felt like he was taking back all the growth and love they had experienced.
After the umpteenth beating he takes to protect his mother, he gets kicked out of the house, for good. I am beyond excited to try and express how much I adored Jace's journey of finding himself and reconnecting with the brother that left it all behind. View all 19 comments. I mean, who would miss that bastard? Aw, Jace and Christian.
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I just can't imagine being afraid of your own dad For the most part the writing was very good, as a lot of reviewers have noted, but I didn't think it was consistent. His mother gives him money and Christian's address, who had run away years before.
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