Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review: Break

Break by Hannah Moskowitz

Published August 25th 2009

Simon Pulse

262 pages

Reviewed by Kristy

Jonah is on a mission to break every bone in his body. Everyone knows that broken bones grow back stronger than they were before. And Jonah wants to be stronger—needs to be stronger—because everything around him is falling apart. Breaking, and then healing, is Jonah’s only way to cope with the stresses of home, girls, and the world on his shoulders.

When Jonah's self-destructive spiral accelerates and he hits rock bottom, will he find true strength or surrender to his breaking point? (courtesy of Goodreads)

My Review: 4 STARS

What a phenomenal read! Knowing that Jonah is out to break every bone in his body and reading about how he goes about this, the pain, the mental preparedness is a whole different ball game folks. I literally cringed each time he broke a bone. I swear I could hear the thuds, the impacts, the cracking and Jonah's screams of pain. The writing of Hannah Moskowitz is exceptionally real. She gives us multiple facets of Jonah's personality and he literally comes alive. This book faces hard issues of parental and sibling dynamics, self-destruction, friendships and adolescents. This book is fast paced and leaves you breathless. If you have a few hours, pick up Break and read it cover to cover.

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