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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 strongerand#8212;needs to be strongerand#8212;because everything around him is falling apart. Breaking, and then healing, is Jonahand#8217;s only way to cope with the stresses of home, girls, and the world on his shoulders. andlt;BRandgt;When Jonah's self-destructive spiral accelerates and heandnbsp;hits rock bottom,andnbsp;will heandnbsp;find true strength or surrender to his breaking point? andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;"[F]or those with a taste for the macabre and an aversion to the sentimental, itand#8217;s hard not to be taken in by the bookand#8217;s strong central relationships....[andlt;iandgt;Breakandlt;/iandgt;] is like a one-man andlt;iandgt;Fight Clubandlt;/iandgt;, and it could find nearly as many ardent followers"andnbsp; --andlt;iandgt;Booklistandlt;/iandgt;, starred review

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"Seventeen-year-old Jonah is on a quest to break every bone in his body, and his best friend Naomi is there to film each attempt, as he crashes his skateboard or dives into an empty pool. His 16-year-old brother, Jesse, has deadly food allergies and their parents aren't vigilant about keeping the house safe, so that job has fallen to Jonah, who is weighed down by the responsibility. He breaks his bones so that as he heals he becomes stronger ('It's sort of a natural bionics thing. Break a leg, grow a better leg. Break a body, grow a better body'), a belief treated with almost religious reverence from some, like Naomi (who calls it a 'revolution'), but that eventually results in his being institutionalized. Moskowitz, who wrote the story while a high school junior, paces the story well and creates in Jonah a believable and complex protagonist. Love interest Charlotte is one-dimensional, and Naomi strains credulity as she eggs Jonah on. But the brothers' relationship is poignant, and Moskowitz's depiction of Jonah and Jesse's respective traumas-and a family drowning in dysfunction-are viscerally real. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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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.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Hannah Moskowitz andlt;/bandgt;lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, where she is currently completing her senior year of high school and working on her next YA novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416982753
Author:
Moskowitz, Hannah
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Social Issues - Self Mutilation
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Diseases
Subject:
Fractures
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Diseases, Illnesses &
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Self-Mutiliation
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
13-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Seventeen-year-old Jonah is on a quest to break every bone in his body, and his best friend Naomi is there to film each attempt, as he crashes his skateboard or dives into an empty pool. His 16-year-old brother, Jesse, has deadly food allergies and their parents aren't vigilant about keeping the house safe, so that job has fallen to Jonah, who is weighed down by the responsibility. He breaks his bones so that as he heals he becomes stronger ('It's sort of a natural bionics thing. Break a leg, grow a better leg. Break a body, grow a better body'), a belief treated with almost religious reverence from some, like Naomi (who calls it a 'revolution'), but that eventually results in his being institutionalized. Moskowitz, who wrote the story while a high school junior, paces the story well and creates in Jonah a believable and complex protagonist. Love interest Charlotte is one-dimensional, and Naomi strains credulity as she eggs Jonah on. But the brothers' relationship is poignant, and Moskowitz's depiction of Jonah and Jesse's respective traumas-and a family drowning in dysfunction-are viscerally real. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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