Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

Book synopsis(via Goodreads):

Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets in her favorite boathouse hangout. When Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea. 

***Many thanks to Net Galley and HMH Books for Young Readers for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***

This insomniac's opinion: 

This novel felt somewhere in-between a YA and traditional fiction in that the characters were more fleshed out than YA and the topics discussed were not glossed over, even when heavy. I think that the author did a really good job of nailing the melancholy and confusion of grief, even years later. 


4 stars. 

Worth staying up all night to read?



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