Breaker by Kat Ellis 334 p. RP Teens/ Running Press, May 24, 2016. 9780762459087.
Publisher synopsis: Kyle Henry has a new name, a new school, and a new life—one without the shadow of the Bonebreaker hanging over him. It's been a year since his serial killer father's execution, and it finally looks like things are turning around for Kyle.
First Line: The rope around my ankles burned, but it was a good burn.
Page 56: The mouse's black-eyed gaze had never flinched, never blinked, not even after-when the newscaster was telling me all about how my daddy was the monster everybody called the Bonebreaker. I sat next to Uncle Coby on the couch that afternoon, his big arm over my shoulders, the smell of Dad's cigarettes hanging thick in the air like he was still there, sitting in that high-backed chair of his watching the news with us. I was determined I wasn't going to cry it out like a little wuss. I kept my eyes fixed tight on that mouse, and I never flinched, never blinked, while my life fell apart.
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