In the Break Author:Jack Lopez Fifteen-year-olds Jamie and Juan are best friends who live and breathe surfing. They don't have a care in the world when they are out on the water. But when an argument between Jamie and his abusive stepfather comes to blows, Jamie turns to the one person who can help. — Jamie needs to get out of town fast, so Juan "borrows" his mother's car. Tog... more »ether the two (plus Jamie's sister Amber) head for Mexico--surfboards stowed in the back. On the way, they'll catch some of the best waves of their lives, test their friendship and learn about heartbreak and love. But their adventure can only last so long and tragedy lurks around the bend.
A native of Southern California and championship surfer, Jack Lopez accurately depicts the sights, sounds and smells of surfing culture in this story described as 'The Outsiders' for a new age. Ramon de Ocampo's keen narration will make it easy for young adults to relate to the trials of growing up.