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Mike Welles had everything under control.

He was a good student, an outfielder on the baseball team, a good son, a loyal friend. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they’re getting confusing at school. He’s losing his sense of direction, and he feels like a mess.

Then there’s a voice in his head. A friend, trying to help him regain control. The voice can guide him to become better and stronger than he was before—to rid his life of everything holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen.

Writing with devastating power and precision, acclaimed author Lois Metzger gives us the story of one young man’s battle with his own shadows—a spare, stark, and vital tale of the way in which the things we build to protect ourselves can threaten to destroy us.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mike’s world is beginning to spin out of control. But the voice in his head can tell him exactly how to ‘master the chaos’ in this horror story wrapped in reality. A Trick of the Light deserves to stand on the same shelf as Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls.”

    Richard Peck, Newbery Medal–winning author of A Year Down Yonder

  • “Lois Metzger’s deeply interior story sheds necessary light on an otherwise unspoken pain. A must read.”

    Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor–winning author of One Crazy Summer

  • A Trick of the Light is a masterpiece of narrative voice, riveting from beginning to end…Stunningly original and profoundly insightful.”

    James Howe, author of Addie on the Inside

  • “At its heart, A Trick of the Light is a compassionate and inventive exploration of a little-understood behavior that plagues a surprising number of young men.”

    Patricia McCormick, author of Never Fall Down

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About the Author

Lois Metzger was born in Queens and has always written for young adults. She is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books, and she has also edited numerous anthologies. Her short stories have appeared in collections all over the world. Her writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Nation, and Harper’s Bazaar. She lives in Greenwich Village with her husband and son.

About the Narrator

Walter Gray is an audiobook narrator whose readings include A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger.