Breaking Glass.

Author:Bailey, Carolyn
Position:Book review - Young adult review

Lisa Amowitz (author); BREAKING GLASS; Spencer Hill Press (Children's: Young Adult Fiction) 9.95 ISBN: 9781937053383

Byline: Carolyn Bailey

Every character has a secret in this intricately plotted YA paranormal mystery that delivers a wild and rewarding ride for teen readers.

Seventeen-year-old track star Jeremy Glass has secrets. He's in love with his best friend's girlfriend and has been a closet drinker since he was twelve. When a car accident leaves him with a shattered leg and a broken heart, Jeremy must piece together clues from the past, present, and even beyond the world of the living, in order to figure out what has happened to his secret crush, Susannah, who disappeared the same night. Every character has a secret in this intricately plotted YA paranormal mystery that delivers a wild and rewarding ride for teen readers who stick with the twists and turns of the story.

Prior to the night he is hit by a car, Jeremy has been the faithful buddy to his popular best friend, Ryan: "In all our years as the Lone Ranger and Tonto, I've never violated the sidekick rules. Even when I had to bite my tongue so hard it bled." Waking up in the hospital after the accident, Jeremy is immediately launched on two distinct but intertwining journeys that challenge his image of himself. First, what seem to be messages from beyond this life compel him to uncover the circumstances surrounding Susannah's disappearance and cope with the mounting evidence that she is not just missing but dead, and Ryan may be involved. He is also faced with an injury that has ended his track career as he knows it. The damage to his leg worsens, necessitating amputation, and Jeremy's journey to adjust mentally and physically is honestly and unflinchingly detailed.

First time author Lisa Amowitz is a graphic artist with experience in book cover design, including the...

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