Monday, April 30, 2012

Book Review - Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle

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.

The first thing I loved about this book was the cover. It's so emotionally captivating and I wanted to read the book as soon as I saw it. I thought the premise of the book was fantastic and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

The story played out very differently to what I was expecting. I guess I was a little disappointed by this, but it didn't stop me from finishing the book in two days.

I really like Ms. Argyle's writing style. It is so subtle and unobtrusive, you don't notice at all, which allows you to delve into the story with no interruptions. 

The book is written with raw emotion and I found myself sometimes confused on how I felt about each character. Were they good or bad? Should I be cheering for them or not? I think this was very clever as it kept you on an emotional roller coaster throughout the book.

I liked seeing Naomi's journey. It was very realistic. I don't want say too much, because I don't want to give anything away, but I felt the ending was appropriate for the style of the story. It definitely left me thinking.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an emotional journey that deals with some of life's heartache in a very raw way.

3-stars from me :)

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  1. I agree. GREAT cover. Love the shadow on the wall and the way the girl is curled up.

    1. I agree - the girl being curled up really provokes a feeling of fear for her.