How could I not be intrigued with a book that features baseball, stewed carrots, and asks the question “Could mashed potatoes make you go insane?” In the interest of full disclosure: It really was my love affair with A Tangle of Knots and Absolutely Almost that initially drew to me Lost in the Sun, Lisa Graff’s latest middle grade novel. But I still want to make those stewed carrots*.
Meet Trent: brother, baseball aficionado, journal doodler. These days Trent no longer defines himself in terms of those characteristics. Instead he views himself through the lens of his exquisite pain.
His self-talk reveals the depth of his anguish.