Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Breakaway

I just read an amazing book. The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle.

From the cover:
When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she's missing. Escape isn't high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she's part of a family -- even if it is a family of criminals. But she's still a captive. In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she's falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn't sure she wants to take it. 

I really enjoyed this book.  It is very well written. As a counselor I was interested in Naomi and the way she responded and changed and grew and learned about herself. I was also interested in her parents and their growth and insight as well. 

Naomi is put in a bad situation through no fault of her own but she does the best she can given those circumstances. However what I loved most was how she used her journal to give herself clarity and how she was willing to look at herself and realize who she was and how she wanted to change.

I am looking forward to following Naomi's journey in the next book, Pieces.

You can get it here


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