Breakaway by Michael BetchermanBreakaway by Michael Betcherman


byMichael Betcherman

Paperback | September 25, 2012

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Sixteen-year-old Nick Macklin's life has been divided in two. Before and After. Before his father went to jail, and After.

Before, he was a talented hockey player, an A student, in love with his girlfriend, Sherry, and had the greatest dad in the world, a man who not only was there for him after his mom died of cancer, but who was also a star player for the Vancouver Canucks.

Then the bottom fell out. His father was convicted of murder and given a life sentence for a crime Nick is convinced he didn't commit.

Now living with his dad's agent, the only thing that keeps Nick going is a burning desire to seek justice for his father. Who framed him? And why? Drifting away from everything and everyone who matters, Nick spends his days roaming the city, looking for the bald man with a limp who is the key to answering these questions: the man his father swears planted the evidence that led to his conviction.

Finding him is like looking for a needle in a haystack - until Nick stumbles on a very real clue, an eye-opening revelation that just might save his father... and himself.

MICHAEL BETCHERMAN is an award-winning screenwriter and author with numerous credits in both documentary and dramatic television. He is also the writer/creator of Suzanne and The Daughters of Freya, two online novels. Breakaway is his first novel for young adults. Betcherman lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.
Title:BreakawayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.49 × 5.58 × 0.9 inPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143182145

ISBN - 13:9780143182146


Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was decent It was good, easy to read, but forgettable. It didn't leave me sitting here hoping that it wasn't actually over...
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read for Teens and young adults I've purchased this book for a few teens in the last few months and all have loved it. Boys and girls alike. I have also read and totally enjoyed the story. It is an easy read with an interesting plot. Although it targets a male teen and young adult audience, it is a story that will interest young girls as well. Nice work Michael. Looking forward to your next book.
Date published: 2012-12-17