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The Break


by (author) Nelsa Roberto

Great Plains Publications
Initial publish date
Mar 2012
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2012
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Abby Lambert's plans to ski with friends over spring break are ruined when her surgeon mother and stepfather announce they have to leave the country on an emergency medical mission. Instead of partying with her friends, Abby must stay home and look after her increasingly confused grandmother. &nbsp

At the nursing home where Nonna likes to play bingo, Abby runs into her notoriously aloof classmate Kyle who volunteers there. Despite his arrogance and mysterious past she finds herself drawn to him. Maybe staying home for Spring Break won't be so bad - except for Nonna's weird behaviour, which seems to be escalating. Abby manages things pretty well . . . until one terrifying and desperate night, when life as she knows it changes forever.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Nelsa Roberto was born in a remote logging community in northern Ontario, grew up in a farming community in southern Ontario, and now lives in Toronto with her husband, three children, and a Golden Retriever.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a realistic novel with a dash of romance that teens will find appealing."&nbsp - The Winnipeg Free Press

"Recommended" - CM Magazine

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