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Breaking Point
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Breaking Point
Article 5 Series, Book 2
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Kristen Simmons' fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series continues in Breaking Point.

After faking their deaths to escape from prison in Article 5, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.

Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalized tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognized and taken in by the Resistance—an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper's true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion....

Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself.

Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can't even step onto the street without fear of being recognized, and "laying low" is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways.

With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding...or fight back?

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Kristen Simmons' fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series continues in Breaking Point.

After faking their deaths to escape from prison in Article 5, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.

Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalized tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognized and taken in by the Resistance—an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper's true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion....

Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself.

Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can't even step onto the street without fear of being recognized, and "laying low" is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways.

With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding...or fight back?

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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  • Lexile:
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  • Text Difficulty:
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About the Author-
  • Kristen Simmons has a master's degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She lives with her husband, Jason, and their precious greyhound Rudy in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her most popular books include the Article 5 trilogy, The Glass Arrow, and Metaltown.
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  • Kirkus

    January 15, 2013
    The lengthy sequel to dystopian romance Article 5 (2012) sees fugitives Ember Miller and Chase Jennings deepening their involvement with a resistance operation. Ember and Chase are stationed at the Wayland Inn, a resistance headquarters at the edge of Knoxville. Their job involves helping transport fugitives to safe houses, but anonymity becomes complicated for Ember when her name, somewhat inexplicably, appears on a list of suspects in a series of shootings. A mission to rescue Rebecca, Ember's roommate from the reformatory and resistance fighter Sean's girlfriend, gives the story some shape, but the action is largely episodic. Characters spend more time reacting to dangers than planning for them, and thoughtful readers may be frustrated when even the climactic rescue operation is carried out with relatively little forethought. Too often, Ember's motivations are assumed to be obvious, when in fact many readers may not share her assumptions. Why, in a pivotal scene, should readers agree that her friend Beth is too naive to run a safe house? What fuels Ember's opposition to fighters targeting government officials even though other resistance members support it? Tensions among Ember, Chase and the pair's old enemy Tucker Morris run high, but when none of the trio makes an effort at communication, their interactions quickly become repetitive. A slog, with perhaps enough moments between Ember and Chase to appease romance devotees. (Dystopian romance. 12-16)

    COPYRIGHT(2013) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • School Library Journal

    October 1, 2013
    Gr 9 Up-After escaping from one of the Federal Bureau of Reformation's detention centers in "Article 5" (2012), Ember and Chase rejoin the Resistance to hide out in the second title in Simmons's dystopian trilogy (2013, both Tor Teen). It's not long before Ember's picture is plastered across the country. She's now one of the FBR's most wanted, sought in connection with the sniper attacks that have killed several soldiers. The leader of the Resistance wants to use her sudden celebrity to inspire people to revolt against a society where the Bill of Rights has been revoked and replaced with the Moral Statutes, and Ember agrees to come out of hiding. Things quickly go south, and Ember and Chase are soon on the run again, determined to get to Chicago and rescue Rebecca, the girlfriend of their friend Sean and Ember's old roommate from Reformatory. They are joined by Tucker Morris, the now ex-soldier who killed Ember's mother. Ember can't bring herself to trust Tucker, but realizes they will need his help to pull off the rescue. Jennifer Ikeda's youthful voice is ideal for the first-person narration. She gives a solid performance, conveying the range of emotions Ember experiences and highlighting her determination with a controlled pace. Listeners who have followed Ember and Chase through both titles will be anxious to see how their story ends in the final volume.-"Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL"

    Copyright 2013 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • The Huffington Post

    For Article 5

    "This action-packed novel is a dystopian unlike any other I have read."

  • School Library Journal "Fans of dystopian books will love this debut novel, the first in a series."
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