Alec John Belle
Before I Break
September 12, 2019 Comments.. 680
Before I Break Alec John Belle When religiously raised Cyril Hayes begins his junior year at East Hill High School, every choice he makes suffers a greater consequence While facing challenges of friends, family, and love, he learns that hate and intolerance are also a very large part of our world today Cyril Hayes is seemingly just like any other male his age He has the perfect girlfriend, Melissa SuWhen religiously raised Cyril Hayes begins his junior year at East Hill High School, every choice he makes suffers a greater consequence While facing challenges of friends, family, and love, he learns that hate and intolerance are also a very large part of our world today Cyril Hayes is seemingly just like any other male his age He has the perfect girlfriend, Melissa Summers, his best friend, Jake Rivers, and a lawyer father who brings home enough money to support his family and then some When Cyril begins his junior year, he doesn t expect his life to spiral out of control when he meets Avery Branson, the new kid in school who has a big secret he s gay At first, Cyril doesn t handle this truth well, due to the way he was raised, but as the story progresses, he ventures deep into the reality of homosexuality and begins to accept Avery for who he is Not everyone is happy with Cyril s new friend, including Jake, who believes that homosexuality is a sin and is refusing to budge his beliefs But Avery isn t the only one at East Hill with secrets Soon a tragedy will strike, knocking Cyril s world completely off balance and leaving a scar on his heart that will change his view of humanity all together.. Before I Break When religiously raised Cyril Hayes begins his junior year at East Hill High School every choice he makes suffers a greater consequence While facing challenges of friends family and love he learns
  • Title: Before I Break
  • Author: Alec John Belle
  • ISBN: 9781620158357
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
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    1 Blog on “Before I Break

    1. Alec John says:

      I may be a little biased, but you know

    2. Chantelle Atkins says:

      From such a young author, this book is a glimpse of incredibly promising things to come I was extremely impressed with several aspects of this read the pace, the characters and their dialogue, and the subject matter itself This is in short, a terrific read for all ages, but teenagers going dealing with issues such as self harm and suicidal thoughts, peer pressure, and questions about their sexuality will undoubtedly gain a lot from this book The story is written from the point of view of high sc [...]

    3. hayden says:

      let me start by saying this for a teenage author, BEFORE I BREAK is remarkable it s a cohesive, well paced breath of fresh air when juxtaposed with hastily written creative writing assignments and bare bones essaysever, on a larger scale, in the competitive world of publishing, the book needs work quite a bit of work, if I m being honest.Alec Belle is a friend of mine, and I ve been meaning to read his debut for a long time I ll definitely be keeping up with him in the future, because than anyt [...]

    4. Kiersten Suite says:

      When i first realized that a guy my age wrote a book and published it, i automatically wanted to read it Once i finally got it, honestly, i was expecting much I started to read, and it felt as if i could not put the book down It always kept me interested and even when the chapter ended i could hardly put it down He really made it to where you got to know each one of the characters, and could feel how they were feeling Great descriptions, it was perfectly described to where i knew exactly what wa [...]

    5. Inked Reads says:

      FourandHalfStarsThis is a wonderful story because it shows that no matter what you are told in your church regarding gays it only takes meeting one to change your mind This is what happens to Cyril It begins with Cyril Hayes, his girlfriend, Melissa Summers and Jake Rivers, his best friend on the first day of school Cyril is very excited about starting his junior year A new student, Avery Branson, enters Cyril s class and he feels the need to be Avery s first friend Avery is apprehensive and wan [...]

    6. Shirley Cuypers says:

      Original review First of all I want to say that this novel is written by someone who s is around my age and I think that s awesome I wish I could finish one of my stories, just like him He s at the moment a hero Not everyone can finish a novel when you re young And second, here s the actual review The story goes about a guy named Cyril, he has everything a guy could ever wish for the perfect girl, good grades and a dad with a lot of cash Everything is fine until the new guy showed up at school, [...]

    7. Melissa says:

      No Other Word Will Do but AWESOME When I heard that this book was coming out from such a young author I was immediately Intrigued, especially after reading the blurb The writing is really fantastic and is heads above many writers than twice his age It s hard to remember while reading the book that this is done by a young man, but a very brilliant young man Not that his age should be a factor, but it just shows a brilliance that I feel will be giving us awesome works like this for years to come [...]

    8. Ashley says:

      This book deserves all the stars It s incredibly unique in plot and in format I loved the poem interludes and the topics that were discussed Also the development of characters was wonderful, especially Cyril Now the plot in one worde Also you get all the feels or at least I did The characters and topics where what stood out the most Cyril is a homophobic character that experiences a insane amount of change He grows and develops in some strange ways Also you cannot help hating him at first, but h [...]

    9. Regencyfan93 says:

      I am impressed that someone so young has written a novel and seen it through the publishing process.The characters said and did things which didn t always make sense For instance Avery kept beings friends with Cyril when Cyril called him faggot, then begged to be friends then called him faggot again and so on Cyril would be apologetic and willing to stand up for his friends, until he insulted them and left them hanging Maybe that is realistic for the character And I know people like that who are [...]

    10. Jessica says:

      This is the debut novel of a new to me author I have to say I had no idea what to expect, the genre is slightly different than what I normally read, but I will say do not let the age of this author put you off This book is full of the feels people Cyril is a very conflicted and confused young man, and he takes you on quite the journey of his ups and downs and struggles What these kids go through in their junior year of high school will have you reeling I think it s a story everyone needs to read [...]

    11. Kimberly Vanderbloom says:

      Wow wow wow This book was absolutely amazing The author is such a talented young man Before I Break brought up some really deep issues within our society There are times when you think we have evolved so much as a society and then tales like this remind me we have a long way to go This story flowed so easily I couldn t put it down The characters were deep and easy to relate to I loved Avery I thought he was a strong character His storyline made me cry so hard I have never had such deep emotions [...]

    12. Steph Gravell says:

      I was advised by a friend I would love this book She wasn t wrong It is so many things in a perfectly formed little package It is fast paced, with characters that are very successfully portrayed The story is at times harrowing, it makes you gasp, smile and than anything you always need The difficult themes are tackled expertly whilst we are all aware of the prejudices that still do exist in this world, reading this book gave me a different slant on things.If I hadn t known, I am not sure I wou [...]

    13. Christy Bravo says:

      Powerful and meaningful messageI love the characters and how the author brought the story to life It was an emotional rollercoaster A very powerful message to accept people for who they are Even Jesus preached to love everyone And to treat people how you want to be treated Live and let live

    14. Alexsilverx says:

      This is definitely a remarkable book, when you consider that it is a debut novel written by a 16 year old author, but when I compare it with books from authors with life and writing experience, I cannot give it than 3.25 stars I would definitely give this author another try if he keeps on writing I guess we ll be able to read some really great stuff from him in a few years.

    15. Michelle Belle says:

      Before I Break is a great book that keeps you on your toes It involves some very sensitive topics, and brings you back to your teenager days, where fitting in and love seemed to be a that matters I would recommend this book to anyone of any age There are parts that you certainly don t expect There are ups and downs and all arounds Absolutely fell in love with this book and it s characters

    16. Guylaine Vachon says:

      Glad I read this book s heartbreaking, but I also laughed A good book w a message.

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