Breakaway by Kat Spears
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin on September 15, 2015
Genres: [Young Adult] Contemporary
Rerated: 3 Stars
4 Stars, Completed September 13, 2015
– SPOILER free –
This book was raw, harsh, and honest.
Breakaway is a story about four teenage boys anticipating the best senior year together. However, this expectation falls short as their relationship becomes more strained. As the school year begins, Jordie is more preoccupied with his new girlfriend and strives to fit in with the privileged, wealthy crowd that he himself was bred into. Mario starts to chill with the addicts on campus and resolves to drugs. Chick having only felt anchored to this world because of his close friends starts to break. And Jaz, after his sister’s death, deals with grief, poverty, and a loneliness he never thought he’d have to face. Then Jaz meets Raine who understands and respects his limits and knows the exact moment to stop questioning him about his sister and his family, yet still is able to see him for who he really is.