Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 11 Up—After Jace Witherspoon is : Split eBook: Swati Avasthi: Kindle Store. Award-winning novelist Swati Avasthi has created a riveting and remarkably After you’ve said enough, after you’ve run, after you’ve made the split—how do. 9 Mar Swati Avasthi’s debut, SPLIT, begins where other novels might end: with a teenage runaway who has finally escaped his abusive father’s fists.

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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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I could only hope that one day you hit the wrong person in a fit of anger and you finally get out matched. After years of suffering from abuse from his father, Jace eventually runs away from home like his older brother did before.

Swati Avasthi your experience in having coordinated a domestic-violence legal clinic made you the perfect candidate for writing this novel. At sixteen, Jace did the one thing that neither his brother nor his mother had ever thought to do: Even though this book is written in a simple language it talks about a heavy subject.

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This book is more about Jace’s recovery from his father’s abuse than the actual abuse. Well, no, we don’t. I could really could with connect with Jace and what happened too him as I had a similar experience when growing up. This avzsthi is raw, it’s honest, it’s unbelievable. It is him who brings the balance, the light amidst all the darkness filling this book.

Jesus, I am tearing up just sitting here typing this. However, when he lets his temper get the best of him and he starts feeling the backdraft, it frightens me of what he might do. Second, sometimes the writing seemed a little too simplistic and repetitive. Did their mother come along with Jace?

Avasthi was inspired to write Split after working at a domestic abuse law clinic. Mar 19, Ari rated it it was amazing Shelves: You read in the book about all those horrible scenes and you know that somewhere, someone is living that particular hell, that somewhere out there a monster treats his family like that, that somewhere there are kids suffering and you can’t do anything I finished reading this book a while back but I didn’t really know what to say about it.

Thanks for doing the impossible and finding me a five star book, Chelsea!!

Fist into his face. Jace carries raw anger and the sins of the father within.

Split has been nominated for eleven state awards, and it has been published in four languages. I was a little disappointed but not surprised when it was eventually revealed what all happened the night he left Chicago. He’s not a bad guy, but he’s certainly not a good guy either. It was aching for forgiveness and finding who you are, fighting to be better than you appear to be, even when you can feel the darkness creeping in through the edges of your peripheral vision.


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Jace is glad as he, after hurting Lauren, was horrified to discover that her Lauren’s demeanor had become like that of his mother, meek, forgiving and apologetic. When they arrive, their mother is not yet at home, so Jace goes to visit Lauren.

How it affects families, the family members who are victims of abuse and those who just witness abuse from a distance. Yet, when it came to writing a review for Split, I avoided it like the plague. Jace is a difficult character, but one I simply had to love.

This is how realistic fiction should be, and Split did a xvasthi job at it. Mar 09, Minutes Young Adult Buy.

A part of him which has such capacity to love that it scares him at times, because up until now, all the people he has loved have only ever let him down and walked out of his life. I hate her for the funny look the librarian gave me as I wiped the tears out of my eyes and tried to prepare avaxthi talk to a room full of hyperactive teenagers.

And Jace is just such a ‘guy’.