The Breakable Vow by Kathryn Ann ClarkeThe Breakable Vow by Kathryn Ann Clarke

The Breakable Vow

byKathryn Ann Clarke

Paperback | January 6, 2004

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One night will
change her life . . .

Annie McGowan is eighteen years old, smart, wisecracking, fun-loving . . . a typical teenager. Yet circumstances force Annie out of the security of high school and into a world of problems all her own. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy and a turbulent, violent relationship with her boyfriend, Kevin, Annie's life begins to spiral out of control. And though her worst fears about Kevin are realized, in the heat of the moment, she finds the courage to fight back.

First-time author and domestic violence expert Kathryn Ann Clarke brings clarity and compassion to an often hotly debated issue. In this inspiring debut novel, one remarkable young woman faces the most difficult odds and emerges on the other side -- whole.

The Breakable Vow features a special educational Classroom Guide section in the back of the book that discusses: How to Recognize the Danger Signs of an Abusive Relationship, Safety Planning, Break-Up Planning, Cycle of Violence, Questions to Ask About the New Person in Your Life, and much more.

Kathryn Ann Clarke has extensive experience in the field of domestic violence. She has worked in the criminal court system for fifteen years, assisting battered women. As a national speaker and instructor, Kathy has trained thousands of police officers, judges, states? attorneys, and counselors.A former victim herself, Kathy brings rea...
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Title:The Breakable VowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.2 inPublished:January 6, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060518219

ISBN - 13:9780060518219

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from breaks your heart An amazing story; sad, scary and very realistic. It speaks the story of 18 year old Annie who becomes pregnant. Her husband becomes abusive, and the book go's on about how she copes with that. I agree with the opinion that if you feel that you should read this book then do, it shows you what courage really mean.
Date published: 2008-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from an unfortunatly true story wow this book was so sad and very horrorish!! it takes u behind doors of an abusive relationship. The stuff that 18 year old anne goes through is horrible and the fact that shes a mom and living far away from home doesnt help. I recomend this book to anyone who feels needs it.
Date published: 2008-05-29