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Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 04/2012
  • B00FERHZZC
  • 377 pages
  • $4.95
Michelle Argyle
Author, Illustrator, Service Provider
The Breakaway

Adult; Romance; (Market)

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.
Reviews
Amazon.com

After reading another of Davidson’s books, I was looking forward to this one. The Breakaway tells the story of a young girl named Naomi who is kidnapped after being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Given her abusive boyfriend and absent parents, Naomi isn’t so sure she wants to go back.

Davidson Argyle does a great job of making the reader feel for Naomi and her situation, while showing growth in other characters as the story progresses. Co-kidnapper Jesse and Karen (Naomi’s mother) are good examples of this.

The story starts off strong, with Naomi awakening to find she’s been kidnapped and progresses from there. She does a great job of building the tension and almost making you root for the budding relationship between Naomi and Jesse. I say almost because I did find Naomi’s attraction towards one of her kidnappers disturbing. I can’t think of any other YA story dealing with the phenomenon of Stockholm syndrome, so this was new territory for me as a reader. Overall, a very engaging read that is sure to raise some questions and make you think. I’m looking forward to the follow-up, Pieces.

Formats
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 04/2012
  • B00FERHZZC
  • 377 pages
  • $4.95

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