Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman

"What if the guy who took your breath away was the only one who could help you breathe? Savannah would be happy to spend the summer in her coastal Carolina town lying in a hammock reading her beloved romance novels and working at the library. 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." -GoodReads

About twenty pages into this one I just about gave up. This book takes place in North Carolina and was written entirely in the first person, from Savannah’s perspective. Since it takes place in the south the entire book is written in deep Southern drawl, which was a bit annoying at first. Although Savannah is supposed to be very well read, top of her class, she ends up coming across a little dumb. Luckily I didn’t give up and I pushed through and got to where I didn’t really notice the Southern drawl as much. There is just something about Savannah that is very endearing and Jackson is just a sweetheart. You could feel that they had something special and it was a nice romantic tale. This was a fun summer read, and aside from a bit of swearing (mostly d’s and s’s) it was a really clean book. I would recommend this book to others.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting. I have pretty bad asthma so whenever I hear that described in a book my ears prick up.


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