Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman

Herbsman, Cheryl Renee  Breathing.  262 pgs.  Speak publishing, 2009.  $7.99.
Overall rating: PG-13. Language-107 swears, no “f”.  Sexual Content-PG-13.  Violence-PG.  Fifteen year old Savannah lives with her single mother and little brother in a beach town.  Her asthma causes her to spend a lot of time in the hospital which causes problems for her mom in trying to keep her job, so they don’t have much money.  At the beginning of the summer, Savannah meets a respectful eighteen year old boy named Jackson and their romance blossoms throughout the summer.  Jackson eventually has to return home because of family troubles and their relationship is put to the test through separation. HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer:  CP

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