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Breakout

Kevin Emerson

When Anthony's angst-ridden rock 'n' roll lyrics go viral, he's unwittingly cast as the school rebel. The truth is, he's not trying to be anyone's hero. Anthony Castillo needs a new life. His teachers are clueless autocrats except for Mr. Darren, who's in charge of the rock band program. The girls at school are either shallow cutebots or out of his league. And his parents mean well, but they just make things worse. It's as if Anthony is stuck on the bottom level of his favorite video game, Liberation Force 4.5. Except there is no secret escape tunnel and definitely no cheat code. Fed up, pissed off, and feeling trapped, Anthony writes his first song for his rock band, the Rusty Soles. His only problem: Arts Night. If he exercises his right to free speech and sings his original lyrics-where his own bombs will drop-he and his band will be through. The clock is ticking. Time for Anthony to pick his battles and decide what's really worth fighting for. Praise for BREAKOUT "Emerson captures the heady mixture of pride, vulnerability, amazement, and fear Anthony feels in having created something of personal significance that, once public, takes on a life of its own." -Publishers Weekly "A funny, perceptive book." -Booklist "The narrative momentum keeps readers invested in Anthony's moral conundrum." -Kirkus Reviews "A solid coming-of-age tale that younger readers will pick up for its emotion and shades of rock and roll." -School Library Journal "Anthony's narrative voice is the very real cri de coeur of every middle-school boy who feels as though his real talents are being underserved by the school curriculum." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books From the Hardcover edition.

When Anthony's angst-ridden rock 'n' roll lyrics go viral, he's unwittingly cast as the school rebel. The truth is, he's not trying to be anyone's hero. Anthony Castillo needs a new life. His teachers are clueless autocrats except for Mr. Darren, who's in charge of the rock band program. The girls at school are either shallow cutebots or out of his league. And his parents mean well, but they just make things worse. It's as if Anthony is stuck on the bottom level of his favorite video game, Liberation Force 4.5. Except there is no secret escape tunnel and definitely no cheat code. Fed up, pissed off, and feeling trapped, Anthony writes his first song for his rock band, the Rusty Soles. His only problem: Arts Night. If he exercises his right to free speech and sings his original lyrics-where his own bombs will drop-he and his band will be through. The clock is ticking. Time for Anthony to pick his battles and decide what's really worth fighting for. Praise for BREAKOUT "Emerson captures the heady mixture of pride, vulnerability, amazement, and fear Anthony feels in having created something of personal significance that, once public, takes on a life of its own." -Publishers Weekly "A funny, perceptive book." -Booklist "The narrative momentum keeps readers invested in Anthony's moral conundrum." -Kirkus Reviews "A solid coming-of-age tale that younger readers will pick up for its emotion and shades of rock and roll." -School Library Journal "Anthony's narrative voice is the very real cri de coeur of every middle-school boy who feels as though his real talents are being underserved by the school curriculum." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books From the Hardcover edition.
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When Anthony's angst-ridden rock 'n' roll lyrics go viral, he's unwittingly cast as the school rebel. The truth is, he's not trying to be anyone's hero. Anthony Castillo needs a new life. His teachers are clueless autocrats except for Mr. Darren, who's in charge of the rock band program. The girls at school are either shallow cutebots or out of his league. And his parents mean well, but they just make things worse. It's as if Anthony is stuck on the bottom level of his favorite video game, Liberation Force 4.5. Except there is no secret escape tunnel and definitely no cheat code. Fed up, pissed off, and feeling trapped, Anthony writes his first song for his rock band, the Rusty Soles. His only problem: Arts Night. If he exercises his right to free speech and sings his original lyrics-where his own bombs will drop-he and his band will be through. The clock is ticking. Time for Anthony to pick his battles and decide what's really worth fighting for. Praise for BREAKOUT "Emerson captures the heady mixture of pride, vulnerability, amazement, and fear Anthony feels in having created something of personal significance that, once public, takes on a life of its own." -Publishers Weekly "A funny, perceptive book." -Booklist "The narrative momentum keeps readers invested in Anthony's moral conundrum." -Kirkus Reviews "A solid coming-of-age tale that younger readers will pick up for its emotion and shades of rock and roll." -School Library Journal "Anthony's narrative voice is the very real cri de coeur of every middle-school boy who feels as though his real talents are being underserved by the school curriculum." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Berman

Length:

6h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:55


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

10:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

12:31


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:27


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:31


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:52


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:30


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:28


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:26


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:12


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:38


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:15


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:52


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:10


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:59


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:59


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

00:27