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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Avasthi has written a remarkable and powerful story. Everyone should read this book at least to understand people who go through abuse. I come from a healthy and wonderful family, but Swati Avasthi was able to draw me ssati the Witherspoon’s abusive home to the extent seati I could see how the violence and terror the family experienced just became part of their daily ritual.

While her characters truly drive this story, with their changing relationships and inner growth, I found that the manner in which Avasthi simply tackled on this situation as a whole, examining what made people resort to domestic violence and the horror it could cause, was so realistic. I was completely and utterly invested in this story and the characters within the first chapter. I shouldn’t even apologize since that will shove the burden of forgiveness onto her. We’re also giving away two copies of this book, one personalized from Swati US residents only and one from us international!

Aw, Jace and Christian. As she is not home yet, Jace visits Lauren, and they share a kiss. Feb 08, Ken rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jace’s father found a new punching bag. However, Mirriam is soon able to open his reserved self because bby he needed was a light to guide him. He has nothing with him but his car, his camera case and a couple of dollars.

Now Christian has another story – when he couldn’t take avvasthi anymore he decided to run away, to have a better life, to pretend that all he’s been through never happened – now Christian has a lovely girlfriend, a life of his own away from misery, from pain, from his family.


She had two children with her—a boy and a girl. Packs awati powerful punch!!

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After talking with friends who work with people in these awful situations, they avaxthi me that it was unfortunately realistic and that it made the book more believable.

I chose to read this book because Splot had heard about its strong reviews and awards, and I like to read realistic fiction, particularly through the eyes of a teenager with a life that is relatable and believable. It’s been years since he last saw Christian, his older brother who managed to run away from their abusive father and start a new life for himself, and now with Jace having escaped the clutches of their father too, the two brothers can only hope that Jace’s mother will join them in an abusive-free life as well.

I was definitely divided: Years ago, when Jace splti 10 or 11 I forget whichhis brother finally had enough of it; Enough of seeing his mother beaten to a bloody pulp; Enough of standing in the line of fire so his mother could avoid another crippling fight; Enough of almost dying.

Send the link below via email or IM. Talking about it and getting his own room makes Jace feel better about their situation.

Split Summary

Educate ourselves for two hours via avawthi latest Lifetime Original Movie or B. Is she that dumb? Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

He often made me grin and also swoon. Some YA books make me feel like I am reading something only a teenager would read and could relate to, but the prominence of the characters of the older brother and his girlfriend pushes this book bby towards being NA oriented instead of just a YA novel, for those of us who are no longer young adults.

What pervaded me most was the feeling of helplessness and brokenness for Christian, for their mom, and for Jace. In reading this masterpiece, most readers find themselves angry at best. I know my review barely touches up so many aspects of this novel and it pales in comparison to the actual novel itself, but it’s the best I can do.

Split is, to put it bluntly, a novel about domestic violence. How do I give a book 5 stars when it did nothing but make me feel anger, spli and a world of hurt?


His courage is a bright beacon in this book. View all 22 comments.

I’m not of the tear-shedding, heart-warming EDIT: I am not my Dad. Until one day the he couldn’t take it anymore, he couldn’t see his mother’s pain, he wanted his father to feel every bit of that suffering, and deep down he wanted him dead.

While I was angry and deeply disturbed by what led to what; I was also satisfied by how things turned out. I was a little disappointed but not surprised when it was eventually revealed what all happened the night he left Chicago.

The firsthand experience she has working with those victims, and hopefully survivors, very much showed in her writing. Jace has come to a very important point in his life, a crossroad which will determine his future and the person he’ll be as an adult.

His act of courage only got him out of his house and trying to find refugee with his brother Christian. And why did Jace break up with his girlfriend and can’t date any more? If her hands were full already, you can appreciate what she is up against when little brother knocks on the door. But then I would have to remind myself, duh, he’s in high school! I just found out that he’s narrating Shipbreaker and I can’t wait to listen to that as well!

One word hiding a whole story: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Stand out and be remembered with Prezi, the secret weapon of great presenters. A firewall is blocking access to Prezi content. Split was such a hard read but I mean that in a good way. The climax is when the boys decide to go get their mom.