Break By Hannah Moskowitz

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Break By Hannah Moskowitz

Publisher: Simon&Schuster

Genre: Contemporary and young adult

Release Date: August 25 2009

Pages: 262 (Paperback)

Break
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?

(My Opinion)

Told from the perspective of Jonah McNab, a story about caring for others while trying to find your purpose in life. There are a few parts in the book that are written too quick that could have a lot more explanation. Overall, I love the writing style, it’s smooth and all of Jonah’s thoughts, I could really picture him saying them out loud. I really love this book.

The secondary characters could have been more thought out. Especially the ones in the ward, they’re supposed to be really important, but they’re stiff and choppy. I really don’t like the relationship between Charlotte and Jonah, it’s really messy, confusing, and way too fast. I wish Hannah Moskowitz slowed every scene of the their relationship down a bit. Also, the ending really disappointed me because it’s left are unanswered and it’s disorganized. I would have given it a higher rating if the ending was better.

Every relationship has its problems and I like that the relationship between Jesse and Jonah is perfect. I think so because it’s raw and to me, it’s a realistic relationship that I can easily relate to. Jonah McNab as a character has to be one of my favourite characters ever just because he’s just so awesome. I love his humour even when it’s inappropriate and how his brain seems to work differently than everyone else’s and his love for his family. One of my favourite things that I absolutely love about Hannah Moskowitz and her books is that they all have some kind of twist to them. And that I learn new words like, Confucianism  and anaphylaxis. I learn new things with every book I read by her, I love it!

Overall, an amazing read that I recommend for everyone. Especially if you’re looking for a story that is different from the rest of the books you’ve read. The characters are very likeable and this is about a serious topic that will make you think. Hannah Moskowitz recently released another young adult book called, Teeth. Which I cannot wait to read because I know it will be great.

fourstars 4 Dreamy Clouds

Recommendations

1. Bait by Alex Sanchez  from Second Childhood Reviews 

2. Ballads Of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert from YA Reads

3. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield from Good Choice Reading

4. Harmonic Feedback by  Tara Kelly from The Book Muncher

Favourite Book Quotes Of The Week#5

I actually forgot about this. Wow, there is just so much I had to do this weekend!

 

My favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week (not including today).

 34 Pieces Of You By Carmen Rodrigues

Favourite quote:

And where does that minute go, that minute that separates life from death? I want those sixty seconds back.

 Break By Hannah Moskowitz

Favourite quote:

At the Hospital, everyone thinks about dying.And I’d never been much for romanticizing death-especially not suicide. I’d always been a fan of staying alive.
After all, you basically do all you can not to die. All the time. The search for immortality isn’t just from storybooks. every day you do it. You buckle your seat-belt, you take vitamin supplements, look both was before you cross the street. And you really think your doing all you can. Bullshit. We can lift weights for fucking hours and we’re still going to die.

Invincible Summer By Hannah Moskowitz

4/5-Not a big fan of Summer beach house books but this one was an exception. Not only did the cover draw me in, but so did the different summers. It was like reading four mini stories wrapped up in one big story. Pretty awesome.

 

(Summary From Goodreads)

Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?

 

Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive….

 

(My opinion)

This book made me a little teary-eyed. Hannah Moskowitz took an unoriginal idea and made it original by adding not two summers but four summers in. This story had a great supporting secondary characters that shone in their own little light. The relationship between all the kids in the family is so strong that at one point, I thought they could survive anything that hit them as long as they stayed together. But I didn’t like the relationship between Chase and Melinda because it was so typical.

 

In Invincible Summer the story is told from Chase’s point of view over the course of four summers (his fifteenth to eighteenth). Even though I really enjoyed this book it was still a summer based book so there were a few things that bugged the shit out of me. This book wasn’t the easiest to get into because there are so many character that had to be introduced in a short amount of time. I kept getting confused in the beginning because there were so many kids to remember and I couldn’t tell which ones apart. I also didn’t like the first summer. It was boring and so very rushed, I wished Hannah Moskowitz did a better job delivering almost everything in a smoother manner. The main romance in this book killed me because it is so typical summer romance. Chase does his thing with Melinda behind Noah’s back and Melinda has to choose. Some sort of different romance would have been great.

 

In this book, my favourite character had to be Gideon. Not only because he’s such a sweetie but also because he is just so different than everyone else. My favourite summer was the seventeenth summer because so much happened and there were so many surprises and twist. I also liked it the best because Melinda gets blamed for everything (mwahahaha). I think Hannah Moskowitz did a great job writing Melinda because she was supposed to be a bitch and that was how I saw her. She was cruel, manipulative, and just a complete bitch who took control of a situation just because she knew she could. Like I said before, I loved the relationship between the family because they struggled quite a bit but the children still stayed together. I especially liked the relationship between Chase and Noah because they could tell each other anything and still understand and trust each other no matter what. I loved how there was sign language included in this story. Sign language is just fucking awesome.

 

I’m not sure how I felt about the ending because it was so sad and so quiet and so different than the other summers. Invincible Summer By Hannah Moskowitz is a great summer read for the ending summer vacation. It’s also great for anyone who loves love triangles and big families sticking together when times get tough. 

Invincible Summer By Hannah Moskowitz

4/5-Not a big fan of Summer beach house books but this one was an exception. Not only did the cover draw me in, but so did the different summers. It was like reading four mini stories wrapped up in one big story. Pretty awesome.

 

(Summary From Goodreads)

Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?

 

Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive….

 

(My opinion)

This book made me a little teary-eyed. Hannah Moskowitz took an unoriginal idea and made it original by adding not two summers but four summers in. This story had a great supporting secondary characters that shone in their own little light. The relationship between all the kids in the family is so strong that at one point, I thought they could survive anything that hit them as long as they stayed together. But I didn’t like the relationship between Chase and Melinda because it was so typical.

 

In Invincible Summer the story is told from Chase’s point of view over the course of four summers (his fifteenth to eighteenth). Even though I really enjoyed this book it was still a summer based book so there were a few things that bugged the shit out of me. This book wasn’t the easiest to get into because there are so many character that had to be introduced in a short amount of time. I kept getting confused in the beginning because there were so many kids to remember and I couldn’t tell which ones apart. I also didn’t like the first summer. It was boring and so very rushed, I wished Hannah Moskowitz did a better job delivering almost everything in a smoother manner. The main romance in this book killed me because it is so typical summer romance. Chase does his thing with Melinda behind Noah’s back and Melinda has to choose. Some sort of different romance would have been great.

 

In this book, my favourite character had to be Gideon. Not only because he’s such a sweetie but also because he is just so different from everyone else. My favourite summer was the seventeenth summer because so much happened and there were so many surprises and twist. I also liked it the best because Melinda gets blamed for everything (mwahahaha). I think Hannah Moskowitz did a great job writing Melinda because she was supposed to be a bitch and that was how I saw her. She was cruel, manipulative, and just a complete bitch who took control of a situation just because she knew she could. Like I said before, I loved the relationship between the family because they struggled quite a bit but the children still stayed together. I especially liked the relationship between Chase and Noah because they could tell each other anything and still understand and trust each other no matter what. I loved how there was sign language included in this story. Sign language is just fucking awesome.

 

I’m not sure how I felt about the ending because it was so sad and so quiet and so different from the other summers. Invincible Summer By Hannah Moskowitz is a great summer read for the ending summer vacation. It’s also great for anyone who loves love triangles and big families sticking together when times get tough.