{Review} Breakaway by Kat Spears

{Review} Breakaway by Kat SpearsBreakaway by Kat Spears
Also by this author: Sway
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on September 15th 2015
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 290
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When Jason Marshall’s younger sister passes away, 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 on to 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.

After reading Sway, we weren’t sure if we wanted to read this book. But since it’s got a soccer player on the front, we kind of had to. 😉

We’re not sure how we feel about it. On one hand, it’s a true coming-of-age story woven with a tale of dealing with the grief of losing those you love–through death or through time. And we loved that about it. But we had a hard time connecting with these characters and caring about them for anything other than the sake of caring.

We weren’t really on board with the romance aspect, either. And the ending left something to be desired. Breakaway will give you a lot to think about, that’s for sure.


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