Tagar Hannah Moskowitz Props to her for this! Nov 19, Jaksen rated it really liked it. You buckle your seat-belt, you oswa vitamin supplements, look both was before you cross the street. However, her style is distinct and I was pleased to have enjoyed a young adult novel so much. Why the hell would you break your bones in order to take your mind off your mental anguish? An immersive experience that teens will really respond to, this novel is appropriate for year olds.
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The six year gap is definitely clear in the writing, yes, but even despite that, Hannah Moskowitz never fails to impress me. To put it bluntly, I just fucking love her goddamn books, man. Chasing boys? Cheering on the home team? Worrying about the perfect prom dress or if you were even going to make it to prom? Fighting with your parents because of their crazy restrictive curfews? I dont know what Hannah Moskowitz did to keep it real during eleventh grade.
And considering shes only nineteen, those days were, well, like, yesterday. I know one thing she did do, though. She got herself a little publishing deal with one of What were you doing during your junior year in high school?
She got herself a little publishing deal with one of the biggest houses in the country. In the world. From the back cover: Jonah is on a mission to break every bone in his body. Everyone knows that broken bones grow back stronger than they were before. Jonah wants to be stronger—needs to be stronger—because everything around him is falling apart. The story sounds simple enough—a kid hell-bent on self-destruction who finds that breaking his bones provides the rush and release other kids get from cutting, huffing, or drinking.
But Jonah, and the life he is surrounded with, is complex and entangled. His baby brother never stops crying, for undiscovered medical reasons; his parents are embroiled in a taut, passive-aggressive, not-in-front-of-the-kids marriage; and his not-much-younger brother suffers from deadly allergies to milk, and pretty much everything else on the planet.
The dialogue is true to type, and honest in its presentation. More compelling is the fact that Moskowitz wrote Break from an entirely male perspective, while she is female, not a small feat in any literary undertaking. It is interesting to note that after reading Break, I emailed the writer to ask how many of her own bones she had broken in the process of writing this book.
She emailed back within moments: none. I am a diehard Palahniuk fan, and Moskowitz is the Palahniuk of her generation. He would be so proud of sweet young Hannah. Moskowitz, whose next book Invincible Summer is due out in , is a cutting-edge up-and-comer to add to your must-watch list. This first example of her talents promises a long career of smart, excoriated fiction that sucks the reader in and holds them by the throat for the duration of the story.
Break is a quick read, but one that will leave a lasting impression long after the final page has been turned.
Break. Ossa rotte
Break. Ossa Rotte (2011)