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Author: Lisa Graff Narrator: Ramón de Ocampo Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781101892206
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From the author of A Tangle of Knots and Absolutely Almost comes a touching story about a boy who won’t let one tragic accident define him.

Everyone says that middle school is awful, but Trent knows nothing could be worse than the year he had in fifth grade, when a freak accident on Cedar Lake left one kid dead and Trent with a brain full of terrible thoughts he can’t get rid of. Trent’s pretty positive that the entire disaster was his fault. So for him, middle school feels like a fresh start, a chance to prove to everyone that he’s not the horrible screw-up they seem to think he is.

If only Trent could make that fresh start happen.

It isn’t until Trent gets caught up in the whirlwind that is Fallon Little—the girl with the mysterious scar across her face—that things begin to change. It’s because fresh starts aren’t always easy. Even in baseball, when a fly ball gets lost in the sun, you have to remember to shift your position to find it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Draws a moving portrait of Trent in all his self-imposed torment…Trent and Fallon’s unlikely friendship gives Lost in the Sun its heartbeat, and it showcases Graff’s originality and imagination as a writer.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A compelling story about a boy touched with tragedy and the world of people he cares about. And like all the best stories, it ends at a new beginning.”

    Richard Peck, Newbery Award-winning author

  • “In an ambitious and gracefully executed story, Graff covers a lot of emotional ground, empathically tracing Trent’s efforts to deal with a horrible, inexplicable accident and to heal the relationships that have become collateral damage along the way.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “While Trent makes multiple bad decisions and his impulsivity is a constant liability, he’s also funny, sensitive, and kind. Fallon is a firecracker and the two of them are a lot of fun together…Weighty matters deftly handled with humor and grace will give this book wide appeal.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Graff writes with stunning insight into boyhood and humanity…Graff consistently demonstrates why character-driven novels can live from generation to generation, and here she offers a story that can survive for many school years to come.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Graff creates layered, vulnerable characters that are worth getting to know and routing for.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The success of this audiobook is in its nuanced layers of meaning and emotion, all delivered appropriately in Ramon de Ocampo’s narration…a mix of snark and misery…De Ocampo’s on-target portrayals of secondary characters provide contrast and allow listeners to see the truths this unreliable narrator doesn’t always acknowledge…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Chock full of thoughtful, well-developed characters…a soul-satisfying story.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “A novel that speaks powerfully, honestly, almost shockingly about our human pain and our human redemption. This book will change you.”

    Gary Schmidt, two-time Newbery Honor author

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Lisa Graff is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots, as well as Lost in the Sun, Absolutely Almost, Double Dog Dare, Umbrella Summer, The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower, The Thing about Georgie, and Sophie Simon Solves Them All.

About the Narrator

Ramón de Ocampo, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, was a cowinner in 2018 of the Audie Award for Best Multi-Voiced Performance. A graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, he has been seen on television, film, and stages all over the world, including recurring roles on such television shows as The West Wing, 12 Monkeys, Sons of Anarchy, and Medium. He is the winner of a prestigious Obie Award for his stage work.