Breakaway: A Novel
Jason has always been poor, but he’s still managed to cobble together a decent enough life. But now, after the death of his younger sister, Jason’s life seems to be falling apart. His best friends seem to be drifting away, and his mother can’t seem to get herself back together. But after Jason meets Raine, he feels himself pulled in yet another direction, and it’s only a matter of time before something else has to give.
Kat Spears has created an excellent cast of characters with Breakaway, a novel that explores all kinds of interesting topics. Jason and his mother are constantly hurting for money, and on one level he’s deeply ashamed of his poverty, especially when compared with Raine’s seemingly perfect life. His relationship with his dad is quite strained, and some readers may be surprised when his father’s identity is eventually revealed. Watching his friendships fall apart is painful. Readers may have a hard time with some of the scenes in the book when the boys simply aren’t there for one another. While Breakaway is a tear jerker at times, the ending still manages to leave readers with a sense of hope for the future.
|Page Count||304 pages|
|Publisher||St. Martin's Griffin|
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