A Trick Of The Light by Lois MetzgerA Trick Of The Light by Lois Metzger

A Trick Of The Light

byLois Metzger

Paperback | September 23, 2014

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Telling a story of a rarely recognized segment of eating disorder sufferers—young men—A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger is a book for fans of the complex characters and emotional truths in Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why.

Mike Welles had everything under control. 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 he's a mess. Then there's a voice in his head. A friend, who's trying to help him get control again. More than that—the voice can guide him to become faster and stronger than he was before, to rid his life of everything that's holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen.

Lois Metzger was born in Queens and has always written for young adults. She is the author of three previous novels and two nonfiction books about the Holocaust, and she has edited five anthologies. Her short stories have appeared in collections all over the world. Her writing has also appeared inThe New YorkerandThe Nation, and she bl...
Title:A Trick Of The LightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062133098

ISBN - 13:9780062133090


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching This story is different from your typical anorexia stories, because the protagonist was male and there was also a very interesting narrator. the read was worth it and I recommend it to someone who is looking for something unique.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Story that Stays with You A well written and poignant story. The narrator (the voice) is a very good idea and a different take in a novel. A Trick of the Light is quite an emotional read, but it's worth it. Everything about it is well done, mostly the terrible changes Mike go through... both psychologically and physically. It's realistic. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-05-11

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