When Reason Breaks

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Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
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5.8 X 8.6 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Cindy L. Rodriguez is a former newspaper reporter turned public school teacher. She now teaches as a reading specialist at a Connecticut middle school but previously worked for the Hartford Courant and the Boston Globe. She and her young daughter live in Plainville, Connecticut. This is her debut novel.
Twitter: @RodriguezCindyL


Dickinson's poetry plays a large part and provides multiple discussion topics . . . Timely. - School Library Journal

"When Reason Breaks is infused with a rare blend of suspense and sensitivity, despair and hope. The poetic spirit of Emily Dickinson shines through the gloom of daily struggles faced by modern teens, as they discover the possibilities where they dwell." --Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-winning author of THE SURRENDER TREE

"A sharply drawn, emotionally resonant tale." --Kirkus Reviews

"Rodriguez cleverly represents Emily Dickinson's dark side and her reclusive tendencies through the two distinct personalities of her teenage heroines . . . gripping." --Publishers Weekly

"Dickinson fans will love the focus on her life and poetry." --Booklist

"Rodriguez captures the many moods, dark and light, of Dickinson through the book's characters." --BCCB

"Representation of diverse characters in books that are not overtly multicultural in nature is an additional positive in an already strong story. Give this to fans of teen problem novels, especially Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why." --VOYA