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  • Paperback: 415 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (7 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076532962X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765329622
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 2.8 x 21.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 249,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For Article 5 This action-packed novel is a dystopian unlike any other I have read.The Huffington Post Fans of dystopian books will love this debut novel, the first in a series.School Library Journal gripping, atmospheric story of survival. Alongside a fierce depiction of oppressive government, Simmons has created a bleak portrait of an America lost. I could hardly put it down.Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood --Various --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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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 Tampa, Florida. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Allie Christo on 22 May 2013
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I loved Article 5, but Breaking Point surpassed it in every way possible. So much happened in this book, it is impossible to cover it all and I'm not really sure to begin.

I will say this: It was fantastic to see how Ember grew as a character and how her mother's death not only changed her perception of the world, but inspired her to make the FBR pay. Her trauma only made her more determined to learn how to fight the men responsible. She really gave a new meaning to girl power in this book, risking her life for her friends on countless occasions and doing what needed to be done for the greater good. Ember was just BAD ASS.

It was also great to see old characters come back and see the changes in character dynamics. It was really cool to see old enemies in new lights and it kept me constantly guessing who was on whose side - making for a fast-paced and thrilling read, with new mysteries at each turn of the page.

I never knew what to expect next with this book and was kept in suspense right until the very end. Not only that, but we got to see some old friends too and how their lives had changed since Ember's disappearance. It was really intriguing to see the ripple effect that had occurred because of Ember in the first book and Kristen Simmons did an amazing job at showing character development.

I also loved the relationship between Sean and Ember and in my opinion it was one of the best parts of the book. It was lovely to see how close the two had become and there was a real sense of trust between them. They were endlessly loyal and continuously worked together to try and find Rebecca, which was great to see. I was so happy for Sean whenever Ember reminded other characters that finding Rebecca was her top priority.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Book Passion for Life TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 8 Mar 2013
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His fingers brushed the dark, cropped bangs away from my eyes, and his lips pressed softly against my brow. "I remember who you are. Even if you forget," he said.

For the last year I've been highly awaiting Breaking Point, Kristen Simmon's sequel to Article 5 and I'm so pleased to say what a spectacular sequel it is.

Ember and Chase are now in hiding out with The Resistance after faking their own deaths to keep Federal Bureau of Reformation of their backs. The Resistance tries to put pressure on Ember to help fight their causes, but Ember's trying to hide as much as she can especially since the Federal post a most wanted list is posted, listing Ember as number one suspect for being the assassin who keep taking out their soldiers. Ember has a choice, stay and fight or to continue to hide but first she needs to correct her mistakes by trying to save a friend in need.

Kristen Simmons doesn't disappoint with Breaking Point. It's fast paced, dangerous and highly addictive. Ember and Chase are thrown in to multiple situations that really leave you sitting on the edge of your seat. It's so very hard to not be invested in these characters because they are portrayed so well and the situations they are put in are so believable. The world they live in throws so many twists and turn at them that you're worried for them, for the safety, for everything really. I just love the direction the author is taking these characters; they're growing and getting stronger every single day and they're becoming the people they really want to be - people that stand up for what they believe in.
Not only that but Ember and Chase's relationship is tested during Breaking Point, at times it was seriously nail biting and so emotional - I loved it.
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By hross42877 on 13 April 2014
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Just finished this and wanted to jot down my thoughts whilst they were fresh in my mind.
This is the sequel to Article 5 which I enjoyed, this book I did like but something that I can’t put my finger on exactly is missing.
Ember and Chase are now fighting with the resistance and this book revolves around mainly their dealings with a sniper who is taking out the bad guys and the possibility of a mole in the ranks, the character of Rebecca from the first book also returns as a large section of the book deals with her rescue.
The book ends with a gruesome find and it seems like hope is well and truly lost.
A good but predictable read and I will continue to read the sequel Three.
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By Andrea on 21 Sep 2013
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This is going to be a slightly odd review because whilst I enjoyed Article 5 it didn't blow me away as much as the second book, Breaking Point, so my five stars are for the story so far. This is quite unusual in a trilogy, normally you find book one develops the characters and gives an intro into their world, book three gives the conclusion, the 'happily ever after' if you like, while the most you can hope for in book two is some twist or cliffhanger. Not so, Breaking Point held so many surprises I can't see how Three (that's what its called) will top it.
firstly lose any preconceived ideas you may have from other books of this genre about a dystopian future. Forget The Hunger Games and the Pure trilogy, because while they were good reads that isn't going to happen, instead imagine a future United States so torn by war the the Bill of Rights is replaced by the Moral Statute. One family under God, traditional values are being embraced and whole families with mother and father only recognised as valid citizens. This stuff is disturbing, THIS could happen.
Our heroine in this Ember Miller is a teenage girl brought up by a single working mum and conceived out of wedlock. their very existence in a world where nail varnish and magazines are contraband good, goes against the Moral statute.
Ember's life changes with her mothers arrest and her introduction into the brutal reform school.
The imagination in this is incredible, the diverse and vividly described characters, the bombed cities, the fear, all of this will have you on the edge of seat and re reading entire sections in disbelief. thoroughly enjoyable !
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