Break by Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pub. Date: August 25th 2009
Age Level: 15+
Synopsis from Goodreads
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. This is the story of his self-destructive spiral, his rock-bottom moment, and how he finally learns to accept help and find true strength through recovery.
Jonah; pg. 22
"Yeah?" I pull my shirt up and look at the huge piece of elastic around my ribs. It feels like I'm wearing a corset, which isn't as unpleasant as you might think. I wonder if I have to sleep in this thing. I wonder if it hurts if I poke it.
Jonah; pg. 134
The next morning, my feet are shards of glass in a sock. I listen to Jesse on the rowing machine and Will sputtering in his crib until the dizziness tapers enough for me to crawl to my computer.
I Google "broken toes."
I Google "food allergies."
I Google "I'm so dizzy I can't see straight."
I Google "child abuse."
I Google "Am I going to die?"
None of the answers are helpful, although the last one takes me to some creepy links that atleast distract me for a minute.
Jonah; pg. 166
There's fake white-rap music emananting from a nearby house, like a soundtrack.
My cell phone rings in stark realistic contrast. Piercing the bubble of my whatever.
It's Naomi. She's in my phone book as "IMOAN."
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