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Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman

Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman 

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This book has been on my TBR (to be read) list forever. At first it was difficult to find, but even after I’d bought the paperback edition it sat on my shelf for a while.

Time is ticking as slow as a donkey in the plowing field. . .

It’s not that I didn’t like it, but more that I was so disappointed that it wasn’t what I expected. That’s the problem with expectations!

Speaking of which, there ain’t nary a draft in sight, and this humidity is curling up my hair something fierce.

Although it gave the books authenticity, Southern dialect was very off-putting. But despite everything, I grew fond of Savannah and I couldn’t abandon her.

It may sound dorky, but I love books – the feel of the paper, the old musty smell, and especially the way the words roll over you and take you somewhere altogether different.

Result: Another meh book finished, One less on my TBR pile (if we ignore the three I just added) and one step closer to my Goodreads challenge!3 Star

Recommended age: 12+

Title: Breathing
Author: Cheryl Renee HerbsmanBreathing
Publication Date: 10 June 2010
1st published 12 February 2009
Publisher: Speak
Source: Purchased

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Savannah would be happy spending the summer working at the library and reading. But then she meets Jackson, who Savannah’s convinced is the one. At first it looks like she’s right. He abides by her mama’s strict rules and stays by her side when she is hospitalized for severe asthma, which Savannah believes is improving only because Jackson is there. But when Jackson is called away to help his family, Savannah has to learn to breathe on her own, both literally and figuratively.   — Extract from Goodreads.com

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