Welcome! I'm Riv Re, teenager and aspiring author. I post Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Tuesdays are for book reviews; Thursdays are for a weekly meme called "Character Dolls," which showcases character depictions I made online; and on Sundays I just wing it.
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Friday, July 2, 2010

Catchup Week: Break Review

Hey bloggy buds,
As promised, it's time for Break by Hannah Moscowitz.


The first feeling is exhilaration.
The second feeling is pain.
The feeling that never comes is regret.
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. This is the story of his self-destructive spiral, his rock-bottom moment, and how he finally learns to accept help and find true strength through recovery.

I don't have much to say, really. On the Midway Mention for Break, I said most of my thoughts on the books. I thought there was too much swearing, but I've already spoken about that, and I want to do a full rant post sometime on swearing.
It was a fun read but the plot shifted halfway through. One thing that I hate is when a plot shifts, and the goal is different. It was pretty well written, and I did enjoy it, overall. It was a quick, fun read.
Jonah is an interesting character. He's completely selfless, and the most normal one in his messed up family. He has a weird relationship with his non-girlfriend that really confused me. The way she acted, and the way his and her feelings changed was...strange. She was impulsive, and they acted differently before and after.
One scene really jarred me. Jesse, Jonah's brother, was injured, but everyone was ignoring him and focusing on Jonah. Jonah kept saying "he's hurt" but everyone just focused on Jonah and didn't actually listen to him. Another thing jarred me was when Jonah's baby brother finally stopped crying. It made zero sense.

Like I said, Break was a fun read and I mostly enjoyed it. It was like no other book I've ever read, but I suppose it can be loosely related to Willow (which I'm reviewing soon, too). Messed up families, self-mutilation, etc. Not something I would recommend.

*** 3* An interesting but not incredible book.


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  1. Found you at the hop. Sounds like you've got some fun stuff coming up. Hope you enjoy your break!

  2. Great review; though I'm not sure if I would enjoy this book myself - especially not right now. My summers are always devoted to chick lit and F. Scott Fitzgerald it seems!! :)

  3. I also dislike books with a lot of swearing, particularly when it is completely unnecessary.This does sound like an interesting book but I can't stand reading anything involving injuries (or dealing with them in real life) which would not make this a book for me. Thanks for the review though.

  4. Stopping by from Parajunkee's View Follow Friday.

    I'm a new follower.

    You can find me at The Nerd's Wife.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    aka The Nerd's Wife


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