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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It is a must-read for absolutely everyone and I cannot spoit it enough. Oct 12, Anna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 27, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: Sometimes its pages contain larger than life characters whose journeys are related with such honesty and depth that we feel a little like voyeurs. It’s sad but true and Swati Avasthi is one of very few authors who shows this.

He didn’t want to end up like his dad, but honestly didn’t know what steps he needed to take to learn to control his temper.

Split by Swati Avasthi

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Being angry with their father just didn’t change anything for me because he is a Judge and knows how to work the system and will never be indicted or be found guilty for his crimes against his family. I know exactly who I can turn her into. I just found out that he’s narrating Shipbreaker and I can’t wait to listen to that as well! You have taken top rank on my list of worst fictional parents.

What really intrigued me was his day to day struggle.

For me, this was a book that really made me re-think my viewpoint, with a message that still lingers weeks after reading it.

I’ve read stories about domestic violence, not many but a few, but I’ve never had a novel tackle the aftermath, the part of the story that the character has to deal with once they are out of the situation.


Thankfully, she avoids the stereotypical portrayal of an abused family as being poor with an alcoholic father. But some people never leave.

Split Summary

The story is told from Jace’s point of view – he is just a teenager, he was suppose to have the time of his life, he was suppose to have a girlfriend to love, a pack of friends to have fun with and a family to take care of him. She is meek, forgiving, and apologizes when she has done no wrong.

I hate very few people, but Ms. You never let me down with recommendations and I have decided to read every book you love from now on. The theme of this book is that secrets and lies only build up, eat at you, and aren’t healthy for relationships. Copyright Super Summary. This is one thing I was alluding to when I mentioned the lack of emotional catharsis by the end Mar 09, Pages Young Adult. From the Hardcover edition. Jace is almost embarrassed to ask Christian if he could stay with him avasth the time being, but after all they are brothers.

I also want to applaud Avasthi for her ability to write from a male POV. One word hiding a whole story: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In addition to writing novels, Swati Avasthi is a teacher. Split, while being a novel about domestic violence on the surface, really goes so much deeper to explore the psychological avadthi of this abuse and detail a wonderful journey towards change.

To never lose his way. I couldn’t put it down. Thanks to Nomes for the rec and lending me her copy. Christian resorts to stony-faced silence and long runs as therapy.

As she is not home yet, Jace visits Lauren, and they share a kiss.

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It has been a while since I read this book okay, about a month and a half, but I tend to be very forgetfulbut I really don’t want it to go un-reviewed. If I had to find fault with this story, it would be in Avasthi’s portrayal of Jace and Christian’s mother.


Avasthi has a character who is so conflicted in himself, having secretly endured a nightmare and also having done some despicable acts himself. And unlike Christian, she was willing to give Jace a chance and an opportunity to change.

She reveals that when Jace claimed his broken nose was the result of a soccer game a year ago, she realized that his father was beating him. Despite her forgiveness, Jace is still saddled with guilt. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. The firsthand experience awati has working with those victims, and hopefully survivors, very much showed in her writing.

The both feel driven to save their Mother, but learn she will have to save herself. Avasthi proves it can still be done the old-fashioned way — by creating real people that you will not want to part with at the end of the book. See, I often complain about twirling moustaches evils and one-dimensional characters and I can assure you that you’ll find none of them here.

The way you described the scenes, the cringe worthy apologies on the part of the abuser, the endless back and forth of the victim and the splig process of the boys was truly flawless. A misleading “issue book” where romance outweighs everything? When they arrive, their mother is not yet at home, so Jace goes to visit Lauren.

Even though this was a sad book, it was also very hopeful. Jace hit his dad and was thrown out of the house for it.