Saturday, January 29, 2011

On My Wishlist #2: Split

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City where you can talk about a book you want to read but haven't actually bought yet.

My pick for this week is...

Split by Swati Avasthi
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

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.

He tries to move on, going for new friends, a new school, and a new job, but all his changes can’t make him forget what he left behind—his mother, who is still trapped with his dad, and his ex-girlfriend, who is keeping his secret. At least so far.

Worst of all, Jace realizes that if he really wants to move forward, he may first have to do what scares him most: He may have to go back. After you’ve said enough, after you’ve run, after you’ve made the split—how do you begin to live again?

I don't think I've read many books about domestic violence, but the topic seems really interesting. This book has gotten lots of good reviews - the characters and the writing are supposed to be great, and (in my opinion) that's what matters most. Oh, and I love the cover - I just noticed the faces, and that's a really nice idea for a cover.

What's on your wishlist this week?


  1. I hadn't heard of this book before but it sounds super intense and sad, I am curious though what Jace does ? Does he go back?

    On My Wishlist

  2. Interesting choice, i never read about domestic violence in books as well, seems like it will be hard one to read.

    Here's my Wishlist


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