When Jason Marshall's younger sister dies, he knows he can count on his three best friends and soccer teammates — Mario, Jordie, and Chick — to be there for him. With a grief-crippled mother and a father who's not in the picture, he needs them more than ever. But when Mario starts hanging out with a rough group of friends and Jordie finally lands the girl of his dreams, Jason is left to fend for himself while maintaining a strained relationship with troubled and quiet Chick. Then Jason meets Raine, a girl he thinks is out of his league but who sees him for everything he wants to be, and he finds himself pulled between building a healthy and stable relationship with a girl he might be falling in love with, grieving for his sister, and trying to hold onto the friendships he has always relied on.
A witty and emotionally moving tale of friendship, first love, and loss, Breakaway is Kat Spears at her finest.
About the Author
I am a novelist, bartender, mother of three freeloading kids, non-profit management guru, and, apparently, the only person on the planet who reads in the shower. I am not a role model. My debut YA novel, SWAY, was released in September 2014 by St. Martin's Press. The forthcoming BREAKAWAY will be released in September 2015, also from St. Martin's Press. Follow me on Twitter and Tumblr at katwritesbooks or follow my playlists on Spotify at katbooks.
What a good book about growing up and growing apart from friends...but with a male main character instead. I'm not usually into books that don't have a female main character or any fantasy elements but this was great!! There's broken hearts and love, old friends and new. I could relate, somewhat, to Jaz with losing friends you thought you'd have forever and knowing what it's like not to have a lot of money for anything. Go read it if you like these kinds of books.
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