How do you choose who to save?
Isabel Johnson has no choice but to try and pick up the pieces of her tattered life. Without Josh, her life lacks meaning. The things she used to care about no longer matter. But she puts one foot in front of the other, taking each day as it comes, in the hope that he might come back to her.
Joshua Bugg has put his brothers above everyone else, always. Every instinct, every decision he's ever made, has been to protect them. But even with Izzy's help, he hasn't managed to succeed. He's failed. In the worst possible way. And now, he has the ultimate decision to make: live or die?
Angela Mack brings you the shocking conclusion of Josh and Izzy's story in 'I Am Unbreakable,' the highly anticipated sequel to 'I Am Unworthy.'
Due to its strong language and violent content, 'I Am Unbreakable' is recommended for mature readers only.
Plot: Izzy is in torment as she keeps vigil beside her boyfriend’s hospital bed. Josh and his brother Ryan are badly injured, and no one knows if they will ever wake up. What follows is an Insightful depiction of teens finding their way through and past the difficult emotions sparked by physical and emotional trauma and of the impulse of victims of domestic abuse to blame themselves.
Prose: This fast-paced page turner is told from two points of view, Izzy’s and Josh’s. Both perspectives are equally convincing and gracefully crafted.
Originality: Angela Mack takes a difficult subject that could easily become mawkish and treats it, and her characters, with respect and sensitivity. Her device of telling the story from two points of view is very effective in showing how teenagers might respond to extreme circumstances and to each other under those circumstances.
Character/Execution: Sixteen-year-olds Izzy and Josh are both shocked out of their typically self-centered worlds and forced to contend with horrible abuse, death, and the needs of a Josh’s nine-year-old brother. Both characters mature, but in a two steps forward, one step backwards trajectory that seems eminently true-to-life.
Date Submitted: April 02, 2021
"Mack has managed to fully captivate and engage the reader on every single page"
"This story is going to hit you in the gut right from the start"
"This touching, deeply engrossing tale with powerful narrative drive is a winner"