Book Review: Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan
First sentence: "Breathe. My eyes swelled as I swallowed against the lump in my throat."
From Amazon.com: "No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"
He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers…
Emma Thomas is hiding a terrible a secret.
Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope."
My take: I got this book when it was featured on Pixels of Ink. If you aren't getting their newsletter daily -- you are missing out! Run over and sign up for their daily newsletter right now. I'll wait. Now that I've said that, let me just tell you if you are a reader who enjoys book endings to be neatly wrapped up with a cute little bow -- you're going to walk away from this book thinking wth just happened here? The ending is one of those endings that leaves you wondering if you read it right or if you missed something. You can go to Rebecca Donovan's page and read more about her and her work. There is a sequel coming out in May which I am looking forward to, for sure. This book is sad and it's not sugar-coated. It's gritty and real-to-life. It's about abuse. It moved a little slower than I wold have liked but that's just my impatient nature. It takes time to build the characters and the situations at hand. Gives us, the reader, time to get invested in things to the point of not wanting to stop reading until we find out what happens. Download an e-copy of it today and be prepared.
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The Young Folks
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 636 KB
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
My rating: B