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Friday, February 19, 2010

Rgz Street Team: Sarah Reviews Break by Hannah Moskowitz

The rgz Street Team is a group of teens who bring YA reviews to our blog, led by Postergirl Miss Erin. Find out more.

Today, Sarah reviews Break by teen author Hannah Moskowitz:

"Jonah is on a mission. His mission is to break every bone in his body.

"Everyone knows that every bone grows stronger than they are before. Jonah wants to be stronger. His brother Jesse has severe allergies and goes to the Emergency Room at least once a month. He also has a baby brother that can't stop crying.

"I found this book to be amazing. I can't imagine what it would be like with the idea of breaking all of my bones. Moskowitz creates real characters with their own strengths and weaknesses. The relationships with the other characters were shown amazingly well. I felt like I knew Jonah, Jesse, and Naomi. The plot of Break never slows down. It is a fast-paced and original book that is full of emotions. Moskowitz is a great writer and I can't wait for more from her in the future. I recommend that you check out this book--it is amazing and completely fantastic." --Sarah