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Gr 9 Up--This novel is an edge-of-your-seat thriller with a supernatural twist. Amowitz does an exceptional job of portraying the fragile mental state of a young man who has faced three devastating losses. Readers will wonder if he is truly solving a murder or experiencing a mental meltdown.-- Cary Frostick, formerly at Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Falls Church, VA

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Breaking Glass is a diamond in the rough that keeps you riveted to each page from start to finish. Amowitz blends the supernatural with a touch of romance and serious real-life teenage issues, and the haunting tone of her narrative is enhanced by exemplary prose and vivid descriptions. Breaking Glass is an impressive debut from Lisa Amowitz.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 297 pages
  • Publisher: Spencer Hill Press; 1 edition (July 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937053385
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937053383
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,083,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jeremy Glass has been in love with his best friend's girlfriend since 9th grade. Rather than tell her how he feels, he puts on his mask, sucks it up, pretends it doesn't bother him. After all, it is completely wrong to go after your best friend's girlfriend, especially when your kind of a Geek and he's one of the most popular guys in school. He settles instead on being Susannah's friend. What really bothers him the most, is covering up for Ryan when he cheats on Susannah behind her back, which he has done quite a few times. Susannah shows up after a play Ryan is in one night, when she is supposedly out of town, and catches Ryan in the act, despite Jeremy's attempts to keep her from walking in on it. She takes off, Ryan follows, and Jeremy follows them. This is the night that everyone's life changes forever. Jeremy has been drinking, and when he pulls over after seeing Susannah and Ryan, he isn't sure what is going on. The next thing he knows he is waking up in the hospital with his leg held together by pins and rods after being hit by a truck, and no one knows where Susannah is. When days turn to weeks, and weeks turn to months, Jeremy is determined to find out what is going on, while trying to deal with the pain of his shattered leg and shattered dreams. His problems that he has hidden so well for so many years seem to come to the surface, forcing him to look at his past, as well as his present, and his future going forward. Secrets are revealed, friendships are tested, and when Susannah starts seemingly speaking to Jeremy from beyond the grave, things really get weird. Jeremy isn't sure if it is real or if he is losing his mind. Nevertheless, he is determined to push past his own problems and find out just what has happened to Susannah.Read more ›
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This one took me a minute to really get into. It starts you off with a ton of questions and you're wondering what is going on, which is a good thing at times, seeing as how this is a mystery/thriller. But what always gets me with these kinds of books, is the amount of random bits and pieces that get thrown in here and there that add nothing to the plot. Those moments really turned me off from this book and made me lose interest fast. Still, I held on until the end, and I'll admit, the ending was pretty good.

One thing you should know about ALL the characters in this book is they're seriously damaged. The kids have quite a few issues and the parents are negligent and pretty screwed up themselves. I don't think I liked any of them, except maybe Jeremy's best friend, Ryan. Sure, he seems questionable at first, but as everyone's secrets slowly come to light, I learned he's really the best of the bunch. The rest of them pretty much sucked and there were times I didn't like Jeremy very much, too. He has been through a couple of traumatic experiences and with what happens to his leg after he gets into an accident (especially since he's a track star who was actually going places), I understand why he spiraled out of control. Still, I couldn't connect with him and therefore, didn't really like him.

Also, I didn't care for the romance at all, it just didn't fit into the story for me and I could've done without it. As Jeremy digs deeper and deeper into Susannah's life, he uncovers what the adults in the town are hiding and just how messed up her life really was. I'll admit, I didn't expect half of the things he finds out and I'm telling you, you will not like any of the characters in this book after you you realize what happened. But you will like the overall mystery. And the ending?!
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Breaking Glass is one of those books where you keep telling yourself, "Just one more chapter" and the next thing you know it's midnight. It's full of mystery, intrigue and romance.

Jeremy Glass has had a rough start in life. A single traumatic incident has affected everything about him. He has secrets that not even his dad knows about. In addition to his personal losses and secret struggles, he is also deeply in love with his best friend's girlfriend, Susannah. To say he has issues is an understatement. After witnessing an explosive argument between Ryan and Susannah, Jeremy wakes up in the hospital and Susannah is missing. Did she run away? Is she hurt? Is she dead? What happened?

I every time I thought I had the mystery solved there would be another element added or twist I didn't see coming. Amowitz has developed a deeply complex story that never gets confusing. I especially liked that most chapters had a "Now" and "Then" portion.

Amowitz draws you in to this very tangled web and leaves you turning the page wanting more. This is a wonderfully written, fast-paced book.

*Parents: there is some strong language and sex in this book.
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So, I have to send out a huge amount of thanks to Kate Kaynak of Spencer Hill Press for sending me an actual manuscript (that's right, paper pages, unbound, and clipped together which came in a big envelope to my house)! I was very surprised when it arrived. I knew Lisa had requested for me to get an early copy, but I had no idea it would be like that! I am honored Kate and Lisa trusted me enough to know I would not share it with the world (at least not by copying it, but certainly by reviewing it)! Receiving a copy of this book for free has in no way influenced my opinion or review.

Blurb from Goodreads:
On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he's not sure whether they're real or if he's losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.

So, what's the first thing you notice about this book? Well, it has to be the cover, of course. It is just absolutely amazing. And why shouldn't it be. It was designed by the author herself. Lisa is an AMAZING graphic artist who has done a number of covers for many different authors. I have not found one that doesn't shout out to me how beautiful it is. You really need to check out her work and see how amazing she makes books look: [...] I think my most favorite thing about this cover is it doesn't shout at you when you look at it. The colors truly reflect the ambiance of the story line. It's simple yet effective in evoking the appropriate emotions from the reader. That is the mark of a true artist for sure!
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