Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Posted by miss fifi at Thursday, November 29, 2012

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.

 Spoilers:

Naomi got kidnapped, right after her boyfriend, Brad, hit her in the face. Her capturers kidnapped her because they thought she knew about the robbery they had done. Her capturers first thought about killing her but then decide to go against it and kept her as a captive in their house. At first they locked her in her room (but fed her) but after a few months, they became friendly enough with her to let her walked around in the house. She tried to seduce one of her capturers, Jesse, but they fell hopelessly in love with each other. She hated to admit it but she was happier with them than she ever had with her family. But then Jesse decided to let her go and reported the other capturers' robbery to the police. She returned to her family but missed them, especially Jesse, who went missing after turning her friends in. He became a wanted criminal. Four months later, she met him and he confessed that he loves her. He turned himself in although Naomi didn't want him to. She decided to wait for him.

Thoughts (spoiler aletrt):
I'll give this book five stars because it is so raspberrying awesome (okay I created the word 'raspberry' to replace my insulting cuss words lol Point of Retreat is my inspiration). The writing is easy to understand and it goes so deep into life as a captive. I hate violence and stuff but this book is quite okay for me because although the main character is kidnapped or captured or whatever-you-call-it against her will, they treated her quite better than her parents at times. If I was her, maybe I wouldn't try to leave like ever. lol I love the ending, it's perfect. She gets her family back and maybe her boyfriend back in the future? :)

But guess what? the ending is not my favorite part, but this is:

“Jesse,” she gasped, gripping him closer. “How can you be here? Are you really here?” He didn’t seem real. It had been four months since she had stepped out of his car. Four long, bittersweet months.
He looked into her eyes, but didn’t smile. “Yes, I’m really here.”

I am such a sucker for such cheesy reunions lol happy reading~

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