Why I read it: I received an ARC from Michelle as part of her pre-release promotional swing. I wanted to read it, which is why I’d signed up for the chance to get an ARC.
Mini-review: I liked the book. I did. Michelle’s writing is phenomenal and the bar by which I judge my own works. It’s not right, but it is. Her writing is so lyrical.
And now I want my own fancy-pants camera. So jealous of Naomi for that one.
Ah, Naomi. I have a love-hate relationship with this girl. So much of the time I just wanted to smack her upside the head and down the other. But it’s the mark of excellent writing to elicit such intense emotions in the reader. I felt every emotion and had to keep reminding myself to read what was on the page and not skip forward for that emotion to be released.
I have to say that the book did start to feel a little long. But that could have just been that it was kind of hot where I was reading it and so that was making me cranky. I did enjoy the book though. It’s definitely worth the time invested in it to read.
The Breakaway is just that, a break from the usual. This is YA but there’s a healthy dose of adult perspective throughout. It’s a fresh perspective in the YA genre and for that it’s absolutely worth the read.
You can find Michelle on her blog, http://theinnocentflower.blogspot.com.