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Towards the end of the book, I feel as if the editing was rushed. Also, there was A LOT packed into the book. There were a lot of twists and turns in Breaking Free and though they were all appropriately placed, I would have loved to seen a sequel to the book. There was a part of the end of this book that I think would have made a great beginning for a second book. And then of course, explain what ended up happening to all the characters.
Overall, I really did enjoy the book and would recommend it. It's a book that makes you think and evaluate your life. There are sensitive subjects in the book, therefore if you are younger, I would steer clear of this. Everyone else needs to read this book though!!
*I was sent the item in exchange for my honest opinion. All the opinions expressed here are my own.*
The story revolves around Kelsie (aka 'Malibu Kreuger'(!) or 'Mal' for short) and JC, two young people in a small group of teens who are each wrestling with more than they can deal with. Kelsie is dispatched to this wilderness therapy camp by the step-mother from hell.
The characters and reality-grounded story are amazing. The way that Kelsie and the others struggle onwards through a maze of enabling, healing, and destructive relationships is never-let-you-go gripping. Kelsie and JC find one another like islands in a sea of sharks, and love follows - naturally, but not easily. The pace of the story is superb as well, not to mention the deep and nuanced plot. This book is a keeper.
This book made me feel that I could lose a limb, or two, and go on undefeated, still full of hope for the future. Thank you.
There are writers and books which remind me what a five star rating is *really* for. One does give a rating when reviewing, but in this case giving a rating is the least of my responses to this book.
Kelsie will discover new friends, friends that have somewhat issues that are in common as she does, friends who are going through their own darkness but finding a different way to torture themselves from their pasts.
"This kiss stands for so much. Hope. Strength. Determination. Patience."
"You're my fairy tale come true, Mal."
We will meet JC (anger issues)-Tyrell, Bling (gang member)-Travon, Mia (Bulimia)-Ashley, and Neeky (alcoholic geek)-Samuel, and the two leaders Chris & Jason. JC gave Kelsie a nickname Malibu Krueger so she is now called Mal.
Mal and JC capture you in the beginning and don't let go till you read the end and then you just want to start it all over again. Couldn't get enough of it. Loved the story, how it went about the real problems some deal with all the time. I loved Mal's will to keep going even if she had doubts, not everybody can do this and not everybody wants to. Do to SM Koz I want to say for a first book I read from you it was quite the impact it left on me. Hope to read more soon because this was really a five star read and certainly more.
Kelsie felt so alone but she had her best friend and her best friend's parents to help her until the accident. After the accident, she blamed herself for Jenna's death because she didn't want to go to the beach that day. Her guilt and loneliness has caused her to find that cutting is the only thing that helps. When she is sent from California to the therapy program in North Carolina, she feels even more lost and alone. But she starts working the program and feeling better. She meets some people there, especially JC and she starts to feel alittle better. They seem to understand each other and are able to help each other.
JC is from Durham North Carolina and his family doesn't have much money at all. His younger brother was killed in a gang shooting. He has such guilt about that and what happened after. He thinks he and Kelsie are so different but they seem to be able to help and understand each other.
Definitely worth reading.
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