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PRH Canada Young Readers, Sep 25, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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Sixteen-year-old Nick Macklin's life has been divided in two. Before and After. Before his father went to jail, and After. Before, he was a talented hockey player, an A student, in love with his girlfriend, Sherry, and had the greatest dad in the world, a man who not only was there for him after his mom died of cancer, but who was also a star player for the Vancouver Canucks. Then the bottom fell out. His father was convicted of murder and given a life sentence for a crime Nick is convinced he didn't commit. Now living with his dad's agent, the only thing that keeps Nick going is a burning desire to seek justice for his father. Who framed him? And why? Drifting away from everything and everyone who matters, Nick spends his days roaming the city, looking for the bald man with a limp who is the key to answering these questions: the man his father swears planted the evidence that led to his conviction. Finding him is like looking for a needle in a haystack—until Nick stumbles on a very real clue, an eye-opening revelation that just might get his father out of jail forever.

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User Review  - jadestar31 - LibraryThing

This is a really unique young-adult novel. It starts off with an interesting premise, but somehow it fell a little flat for me. It’s entertaining and a decent mystery, but it was a little too ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

MICHAEL BETCHERMAN is an award-winning screenwriter and author with numerous credits in both documentary and dramatic television. He is also the writer/creator of Suzanne and The Daughters of Freya, two online novels. Breakaway is his first novel for young adults. Betcherman lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.

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