|What about Will|
Author: Hopkins, Ellen
Trace's relationship with his older brother Will becomes increasingly complicated after Will suffers a traumatic brain injury while playing football and becomes addicted to pain pills.
Kirkus Reviews (09/15/21)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/01/2021 Trace and Will are inseparable brothers— that is, until the incident at the football game. Soon after the incident, Will stops playing the sports he once loved and begins to go down a harmful path while pushing away the ones closest to him. Twelve-year-old Trace must now juggle school, baseball, and his parents’ separation, all while covering for Will. But with every lie Trace must tell for his brother, the more worried he becomes for him. Trace realizes that to save his brother, he must confide in someone and ask for help, even if it means further hurting his family with the truth. Writing in her recognizable free-verse style, Hopkins conveys the raw and realistic emotions of a broken family. The book covers multiple tough subjects, such as divorce and addiction, in a manner that is digestible for a younger audience. What about Will is a story about family, love, loss, hope, and understanding that you don’t have to go through hardships alone. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.