A Young-Adult Novel
They weathered hurricane winds of change and destruction, and now the Faber family must deal with a new challenge: their son, Avrumie, has left his past behind and comes to live at home again, but he is in limbo and in despair.
This book, the sequel to the bestselling Breaking Point, is also a standalone read. Breaking Point told the story of a teen who leaves Yiddishkeit for the dark pursuits of a pool hall and a set of fellow dropouts; Breaking Free is the story of a family struggling to rebuild and redefine itself.
With sensitivity and poignancy, Riva Pomerantz, acclaimed author of Green Fences, weaves a plot and a cast of characters so real the reader will feel like part of the family. Avrumie's finally home, but the story is just beginning. This book addresses a very real-life challenge in our world today, the challenge of children coming "home" without knowing what they are looking to become.
Step into the pages of this gripping book and find a part of you inspired, a part of you transformed, and plenty of food for thought.
From the smoky depths of the pool hall and the harsh reality of street life, Avrumie Faber is finally home. Sounds idyllic? Hardly. Avrumie needs to break free of the chains that tie him to the past and rebuild his life from scratch — and he needs his family's help. After years of tension and misunderstanding, can they work together to help him forge a new path? From bestselling author Riva Pomerantz, this powerful story is the sequel to Breaking Point, one of the first books to address the tragic subject of kids at risk. Contemporary, relevant, and painfully honest, Breaking Free explores how to delicately rebuild an entire family, portraying an array of true-to-life characters as they hurtle through very real challenges, and giving voice to emotions and thoughts of such force that the reader will instantly become part of the plot.