Posted on 5/1/2012
Reviewed by Rachel, grade 9
A woman in prison, buried underneath guilt and fear. A man who has everything, enveloped in pain and longing. Both have a past filled with regret, a past they want to break free from.
Breaking Free by Lauraine Snelling is a story about overcoming obstactles and finding life after death and joy after sorrow. In prison Maggie has learned to keep out of the way and just get by. When she starts working on the thoroughbred triaing program for inmates, painful memories resurface. While on parole she is hired by Gil Winters who is raising his son after a divorce. Her job is to train a horse for Eddie, and Gil and Maggie Break Free from their pasts together.