Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

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?

Title:Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781368039932
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    Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Reviews

  • Rick Riordan

    Don’t get me wrong. Greek myths are great! But you can’t swing a gorgon’s head in any bookstore without hitting at least a dozen Greek-myth-inspired books. Try finding great adventures based on ...

  • megs_bookrack

    **4.5-stars rounded up**That was a debut?!I need a moment to wrap my mind around that, one second.Y'all, Tristan Strong is a hella ambitious first novel that brings an entire world to life within its ...

  • Cristina Monica

    This is a solid story. With solid, memorable characters, and an intriguing concept. The writing, also, is solid. The fact that this is a debut is astounding. I completely understand why Rick Riordan p...

  • The Artisan Geek

    ------------------VIDEO REVIEW------------------4/10/19FINISHED! What a story, I laughed and I cried, but I mainly laughed! So fun to read a book about African gods!! :D My review will be up next week...

  • Ashley Nuckles

    Much different than I was expecting, but still a wild ride! I loved Tristan so much!!...

  • Jazmen

    I never wanted to be a superhero as a child, but I wanted to do heroic things. Tristan Strong epitomizes the dreams of young black children who want to do and be both; be heroes/heroines and do heroic...

  • Marc *Dark Reader of the Woods*

    It's a pretty good middle-grade book, with absolutely fantastic cover art, I mean just look at that thing. I am not in the target demographic, so take my comments as you will. I am at least superficia...

  • Sana

    DUUUUDE. I don't even care that it's MG, Imma read it...

  • Rain

    The Rick Riordan Imprint is actually here giving us quality content. I'M HERE FOR THIS BOOK. YAAASSSS...

  • Jessica

    This was fabbity fab! I'ave always had a soft place in my heart for John Henry, and I love the Brer Rabbit stories as well. Seeing them, along with other African and African American myths and folktal...