Break (Paperback) *
Author: Jolyn Brown
About Product: With his father gone and a younger brother with down syndrome, Preston has made it his job to hold together what remains of his family. This growing responsibility has been the best counter to a life-long struggle with social anxiety; a relief, considering his dad's extreme social phobias tore apart the family.
Only weeks after an ATV accident takes the life of a family friend, Preston's mother announces her intention to marry. The timing couldn't be worse. How will Preston deal with losing his friend and helping his brother move on while also trying to merge his family with three emotional stepsisters and a prying stepdad?
Juggling the marriage, a rebellious friend, questions about his own faith, and the flare-up of his social anxiety, Preston reaches his breaking point. Is he really capable of keeping a family together, or is he going to end up like his father after all? Exploring themes of grief, family love, and trust int he Savior, Break will appeal to LDS teenagers.
About the Author: JoLyn Brown was raised alongside a peach orchard where she worked with her family. Some of her favorite memories are of listening to stories told by her relatives. These stories and her own experiences provide inspiration for her writing. She has published several short stories and A Circle of Sisters, an anthology of true stories about the Relief Society. She is currently working on a romantic fantasy novel and several companion novels to Run. She lives in Utah with her husband and two children. When she's not writing she sews, scrapbooks, reads, and spends time with her family.