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Reason to Breathe: The Breathing Series (Volume 1) (edition 2012)

by Rebecca Donovan

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Title:Reason to Breathe: The Breathing Series (Volume 1)
Authors:Rebecca Donovan
Info:Wood Street Publishing (2012), Paperback, 386 pages
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I don't know what to say about this book. The first half left me heartbroken but when Evan left and Emma started hanging out with the other boy I sort of started losing interest and didn't care as much about what was going to happen to her.
That left me with a feeling of annoyance while reading the rest of the book. Because all my friends kept telling me to read it for ages and how great the book was, I think I went into it with so much expectation and felt a bit let down. I think if I had read this book 6 months ago it would have been different but I have read so many books with the same theme now that I sort of expect more. It is my own fault for having waited so long to read it and I am only disappointed with myself. I will still read the other 2 books to see where the story goes. ( )
  crisana | Jun 2, 2016 |
Amazing book, but so sad, I gotta read the next book as soon as possible. ( )
  ThilW | Jan 26, 2016 |
This book has received rave reviews and the premise sounded interesting, but it ended up being just another unrealistic teen romance. Emma is physically and emotionally abused by her aunt, which is quite descriptive and violent, but honestly, these parts of the book add the only drama to an otherwise monotonous story. ( )
1 vote HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
Definitely a must read...... this is going to be a good trilogy once "Out of Breath" is released! ( )
  UANBookAddict | Dec 3, 2015 |
Wow, a powerful tale of a young woman's journey through high school while enduring the horrible burden of living in an abusive household. The pace of the story is slow but it is needed in my opinion to get the full impact of what Emma is living through. She makes it through everyday with the help of her friend Sara. She's counting down the days until she can leave for college and gets through fine until the new guy in school Evan Mathews turns her world up side down. This is a great read but be warned it is not the complete story. Emma's story continues through two additional books. Her story is worth the time and I highly recommend it. ( )
  Bette_Hansen | Nov 3, 2015 |
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"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.

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In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She's more concerned with feigning perfection- pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth- at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she's desperate to hide.--From back cover.… (more)

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