Have you ever read a book that you just didn’t want to put down? My most recent book like that was Breaking Free. It’s main character, Kelsi, believes she is the one to blame for the car wreck that killed her best friend Jenna. In order to cope, Kelsi resorts to cutting in order to stand the pain of her loss. Her step-mother, who is a total witch with a capitol B, sends her to a camp to help troubled youth. While there she falls for a fellow camper that she nicknames, JC. JC has a secret of his own, that he is afraid if he tells Kelsi, she will never want to talk to him again. They get closer as their time at camp goes on. One night there is a really bad storm and the counselor, Chris, gets hurt. It is up to Kelsi and another female camper to get back to the lodge to get help. When they get there, they find out more has happened back at their camp, but it will be morning before they can find out what. Kelsi’s step-mom tells her that JC died and Kelsi really loses it. In the book, Kelsi gets JC’s journal from camp and her “nanny” thinks it will help Kelsi to read it. I don’t want to give away too much, so I will end the summary there. It really is an amazing book. It shines the light on a problem with today’s youth that not many will talk about. Most people would rather act like cutting, and self-harm isn’t happening, but it is. I recommend if you have a teenager going through any kind of mental issue to have them read this book so they realize they are not alone.
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I received this book for free in return for my honest review. Regardless I only recommend what I truly believe in.