Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This rating is more a 3.5 for me, because I'm torn between reading as an adult and as a younger person. Here's why: we have a clearly troubled child, and the adults don't seem to be paying as much attention as they should be (wouldn't there be parent conferences? calls home? something??). Dad's behavior is inexcusable at times and someone should have called him on it. Having said that, Trent doesn't make it easy on anyone.
It's unlikely that the target reader will have had Trent's experience, but I can see them relating to his feelings of alienation and lack of belonging to the family or anything. That alone lifted it from the 3.
ARC provided by publisher.