Breaking Free: Learning to Fly
Be a good girl, Anna…
This was a uniquely-told story about an unfortunately, not-so-unique subject–abuse. Anna, the main character, comes from an abusive household and is placed in a foster home where she is meant to be ‘safe’ and start a new life–new friends, a new family, and even a new boyfriend. But she still can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t quite right. As it happens all too often in cases such as these, her past catches up with her in the most horrific way and she finds herself at a crossroads once again. With the help of an unexpected ‘friend’, she learns to face her demons head on.
The characters were well-developed and easy to identify with. My favorite was Chloe, a true friend to the end–and scrappy for days! The way the story unravels toward the end and then finally comes to a head, was nothing short of raw, compelling writing.
This was a highly-engaging, emotional read for me and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys dramatic suspense stories. I look forward to checking out the other books in this series.