Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Breathing By Cheryl Renee Herbsmann

Title: Breathing
Author: Cheryl Renee Herbsman
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages: 265
Rating: 9/10

Savannah would be happy to spend the summer in her coastal Carolina town working at the library and lying in a hammock reading her beloved romance novels. But then she meets Jackson. Once they lock eyes, she’s convinced he’s the one—her true love, her soul mate, a boy different from all the rest. And at first it looks like Savannah is right. Jackson abides by her mama’s strict rules, and stays by her side during a hospitalization for severe asthma, which Savannah becomes convinced is only improving because Jackson is there. But when he’s called away to help his family—and seems uncertain about returning—Savannah has to learn to breathe on her own, both literally and figuratively.

I really liked this book, it made me feel like I was at a vacation in the South! By reading the back cover of this book, I was automatically drawn into the book. I figured that since it was getting warmer, I'd find a nice summer/spring read, and I found Breathing. Seeing the struggle that Savannah and Jackson go through with the distance sometimes broke my heart, because she needed him in more ways than he thought. I have to put this out, I had some trouble with the dialect in the book; it's not that I couldn't read it or whatever, it's just that I found it hard to follow along. But I sort of liked it that way, it made me feel like I was in the South... Ha. The ending was the most greatest ending I've seen in a book. It shows her that she CAN breathe on her own and she ends with doing something she always wanted to do! Go out and get this book, you'll love it!

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