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Nothing sucks for seventeen-year-old Jonah McNab. Life’s perfect. And he’s bored out of his freaking mind–tired of being healthy, comfortable, and stagnant. How is his upper-middle-class lifestyle training him to be a better person? Unlike his anaphylaxis-prone brother, who gets to fight death on a regular basis, Jonah isn’t evolving. He’s not getting stronger. If he wants to be improve, he’s going to need a challenge to overcome. Even if he has to create one himself.
And that’s where the broken bones come in. Everyone knows broken bones grow back stronger than they were before. So Jonah will break them all, one by one. Break a bone, grow a better bone. Break a body, grow a better body. Right?
But Jonah’s new habit–and subsequent distraction–exacerbate all that’s not well at home. His brother, deteriorating whenever he’s not under Jonah’s watchful eye, decides eating’s not worth the risk of an allergic reaction. His parents use Jonah’s broken bones as just
another prop in their power plays, until they become the suspects of child abuse. It looks like Jonah’s destroying more than just his bones…but how can he be sure it’s all going to grow back?
IF IT AIN’T BROKE is a YA for the Children of Fight Club, complete at 45,000 words.
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