Friday, April 29, 2011

Break by Hannah Moskowitz

Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 262
Rating: 4 Stars!
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?~Goodreads

Reason #1 why i loved Break: It’s written in Jonah’s POV, and he is amazing! Break is a story about struggle & control. Jonah feels the only thing he has control over in his life is breaking his bones. His logic? Break bones->heal->grow stronger. His goal is to break every bone in his body once. Sad right?

The descriptions in this book are absolutely awesome! Some scenes made me get the willies! Naomi, Jonah’s best friend, tapes all of the “breakings” on her video camera, so together her and Jonah keep track of what bones have been broken and how many times.
NAS-TEE! I felt like Naomi was messed up in the head, she would always encourage & almost force Jonah into breaking bones. What kind of friend does that?? I’ll tell you what kind, not a good one!

The brotherly bond in this book is not only adorable but kind of inspiring! All Jonah wants to do is protect his younger brother Jesse, who is majorly allergic to almost everything. Jonah feels it is his responsibility to keep Jesse away from anything that might cause his brother to go into anaphylactic shock. Then on the other hand, Jesse also feels the need to protect Jonah. Jesse finds it utterly stupid that Jonah goes out regularly to break his bones to feel in control & begs him multiple times to stop.

My only objections are that I wish the relationship between Jonah and Charlotte would of developed more, because I am a sucker for a good romance! & I liked her! Also the ending felt like it was missing something… the whole book was intense and fast paced but towards the end it sort of just died down.

Overall though, a super great book with tons of F-bombs to go around!  

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