Break by Hannah Moskowitz

262 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction contemporary young adult emotional fast-paced


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 the...

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Community Reviews Summary of 226 reviews


dark 85%
emotional 71%
tense 57%
challenging 28%
reflective 28%
sad 28%
hopeful 14%
inspiring 14%


fast 83%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | Yes: 42%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | Yes: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | No: 16%

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