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Break by Hannah Moskowitz
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Mar 09, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: lib, young-adult, read-2010
Read on March 09, 2010

Did you know that when you break your bones, they grow back stronger? Well that's what Jonah figures he'd do. Get stronger. Since his life and the people in it is so messed up he figures that he'll be strong enough for all of them.....

Basically BREAK is probably the strangest book I've read thus far, but it's concept is crazy fascinating. And then when the book is all said and done it hits something so deep that it makes you wonder if it's an issue that really happening. This is a thought provoking book. I know that self-torture is out there, scary but true but to take it this far? Wow!
Jonah has remarkable depth and intensity for a character with this kind of twisted issues. He's one messed up kid, it's like watching a train wreck over and over and over and over again. You just can't believe your reading the stuff this kid is doing, hell, what he's even thinking. But you can't help but be invested in his story the minute you read the first page. Powerful. Very, very powerful. This is a disturbing read, but it's also so utterly heartbreaking the way Jonah loves, cares, worries, takes over, takes on everything. It's simply brilliant.

Some may be offended by the excessively obscene language, but I think it amazingly fits the story so well that it wouldn't be the same without it.
Hannah Moskowitz delivers a passionate debut about one boy struggle to make his world sane by being insane. It's a story that I'll never forget!
A Must Read!
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message 1: by Arlene (new)

Arlene Okay, this sounds... different. I'm going to keep my eye out for it.

~Tina~ This book still crosses my mind every so often. It's definitely a book you should take a look at hun.

Lacey So you liked it? I've been looking to buy it but wasn't sure if I should...

~Tina~ I read this a couple of months ago but still remember the story completely. It's pretty hard to forget once you've read it. Yeah, I liked it a lot. Disturbing as hell, but so good.

message 5: by Lauren (new)

Lauren DeStefano Hannah's a genius. Loved this one.

~Tina~ Yup, I love her:)

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