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Breakaway by Michael Betcherman
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Sep 26, 2012

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Nick's dad, a famous hockey player, is convicted of murder and sent to prison for life. Nick's mom is dead so Nick goes to live with his dad's agent, Al. Nick finds it hard to be satisfied with the once a month visits to see his dad in prison. Believing in his dad's innocence, Nick rides the buses around Vancouver looking for Baldy, a bald man with no eye brows and limps who left some paint on Nick's dad's jacket on the night of the murder ... this ultimately convicted his dad.

Nick eventually puts his life in order ... he gets back on the hockey team and puts some effort into improving his grades. Plus he makes peace with his ex-girlfriend, Sherry. Then Nick and his friend, Google, come across a tip they can't ignore and the mystery is eventually solved.

This is a YA book that didn't seem like a YA book. I enjoyed the writing style and didn't find it immature. The language and actions at times is actually mature. The story was good and I'd recommend this book.

Blog review post: http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2012/10...

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