Too Shattered

For Mending

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Too Shattered

For Mending

a novel

“Little” McCardell is doing all he can just to keep it together after the disappearance of his grandfather “Big” and the arrest of his older brother, JT. He’s looking out for his younger cousin, trying to stay afloat in school, working in the town graveyard for extra cash, and in his spare time he’s pining after Rowan—the girl JT was dating until he got locked up. When the cops turn up asking questions about Big, Little doesn’t want to get involved in the investigation—he’s already got enough to deal with—but he has no choice. Especially not after the sherriff’s deputy catches him hunting deer out of season and threatens to prosecute unless he cooperates.

Reviews

Good + Bad

“Proof that even in the darkness, there can be light.”

 

— Kirkus Reviews

“[Hoffmeister’s] characters are complex and authentic, and his subtle, stripped-down writing changes the narrative in startling ways as the story unfolds and more details come to light.”

 

— Publishers Weekly

“A powerful and uncompromising story about survival, loss, fear, and what happens when hope is only the bleakest sliver of light. You will not soon forget Little McCardell or his unwavering spirit.”

 

— Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces

“A dark, somber novel with an endearing heart and a captivating protagonist.”

 

— School Library Journal