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A Trick of the Light A Trick of the Light

by Lois Metzger

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"Lois Metzger's deeply interior story sheds necessary light on an otherwise unspoken pain. A must-read."
-- Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor author of One Crazy Summer

"A Trick of the Light is a marvel. It's hard to imagine a more convincing and insightful depiction of a teenager dealing with a serious personal issue, and yet the story does so in a mysterious and unexpected way. Metzger does a superb job of engaging the reader without revealing any more than is necessary, and the result is a series of surprises that will keep even the most jaded reader going all the way to a realistic and satisfying conclusion."
-- Todd Strasser, author of If I Grow Up

"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

"The spooky, seductive narrator of Lois Metzger's new book will get inside your head and play tricks on you, just as he does to Mike, the main character. At its heart, though, 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, National Book Award finalist, author of Never Fall Down

"A Trick of the Light is a masterpiece of narrative voice, riveting from beginning to end. I can honestly say I've never read anything like it. Stunningly original and profoundly insightful, this book has touched me as a reader and inspired me as a writer."
-- James Howe, author of Addie on the Inside