Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he’s going to spend on his grandparents’ farm in Alabama, where he’s being sent to heal from the tragedy. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie’s journal. Tristan chases after it-–is that a doll?-–and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to wrestle the journal out of the creature’s hands, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this world. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American gods John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?
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Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky (Tristan Strong #1) Review
- January 1, 1970SanaDUUUUDE. I don't even care that it's MG, Imma read it
- January 1, 1970MelanieI'm beyond words hyped for this!
- January 1, 1970RainThe Rick Riordan Imprint is actually here giving us quality content. I'M HERE FOR THIS BOOK. YAAASSSS
- January 1, 1970Nikki S**EDIT 2/4/2019**Y'all this cover gave me CHILLS. Like real, legit chills.
- January 1, 1970temi ★definitely getting this for my little brother. the only books he reads that aren’t comic books are about black superhero-types in 7th or 8th grade. he’s a kid of weird taste
- January 1, 1970SamiThis book smashed through my heart like Tristan's fist through the Bottle Tree-it really is that good. Drawing on African American folklore, full of legendary heroes, and nearly infallible tricksters, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky is exactly the type of middle grade anyone can enjoy. The characters are cleverly written, the plot is full of exciting twists, and don't even get me started on the storytelling. I can't wait to sell this to everyone I know!more
- January 1, 1970The Artisan Geek30/3/19Did I hear that correctly? Black American Gods??? My gosh this book sounds so good!! I can't wait!You can find me onYoutube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website
- January 1, 1970Laura2/4/2019 DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG!!!!! That cover!!!!!! Just... Holy crow!
- January 1, 1970Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard*Jungshook-eth at this summary*
- January 1, 1970RenaI usually don't read MG but this sounds like everything I never knew I wanted in a book. Can't wait to read this one!!
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