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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Review: Breathing

Title: Breathing
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Cheryl Renee Herbsman
Publisher: Viking
Release Date: April 16, 2009
Book: Bought

"Savannah would be happy to spend the summer in her coastal Carolina town working at the library and lying in a hammock reading her beloved romance novels. 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."

This is a great summer, southern story that had me hooked from the very first page. Now this Savannah, I not only adored but fell in love with. She reminded me of me so much. I really enjoyed reading this book. The southern boy in this book, not only said things that made me gasp, but grip my heart hard.

You got to love your southern boys. Always real and true, this boy Jack, said everything right and more. He is your type of guys who knows what he wants. And when he finds it, he will not let it go. He is reasonable and very responsible, the type every girl wants to marry. He did things all the right way in courting. He was true to everything he said.

Savannah, I loved her! She had a lot to learn but I was glad that she had a good mama, and great boyfriend, Jack to teach her to breath. Savannah would freak out over every little thing. And if I remember correctly, I was the same way. Something went wrong and Bam, I am was in a fit! I loved that while Savannah would go into a fit someone was there to hold her, to help her breath again. But more so, I am glad that Savannah was beginning to learn to breath on her own.

The plot of this book is nothing dramatic, but just wonderfully simple. It didn't need much drama or problems cause the characters were enough for the reader. The characters were a whole another story themselves. If you want a down right, good ol' southern book, read this. I can assure you, it will not only make you feel southern in your mind but in your heart!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Sometimes it's really nice to read a book that's lighter on the drama and just fun to read:) I love southern boys as well, so I think I would thoroughly enjoy Jack!

  2. Aww, this sounds like a nice, sweet, break from it all read - great review!

  3. The cover is just so sweet and the book sounds as sweet! Thanks for this review.

  4. @Jenny,@Bruohaha,
    yeah this was a nice read away from drama. It was soothing!

    @Carrie, it was very sweet and enduring. Love Jack!

    @booksforcompany, You should read it. Definitely something to just to read and relax.

  5. I haven't heard of this book but it sounds wonderful. I do love southern novels.

  6. @Lisa, go get it! It's awesome!

  7. I love it when your name-sake is such a great character in a book. I had one with the same last name as mine and she was horrible. I officially pushed her out of the "family". ;)

    Sounds like a great light read for the summer. Great review!

  8. I haven't heard about this. It sounds so sweet! I love it when the guy is a sweet boyfriend rather than the dangerous type.

  9. This sounds like such a sweet, simple summer read. I need more of those! Great review! :)

  10. @Melissa, could resist a book with my name that the character wasn't mean.

    @Alison, I pick it up due to a author recommendation and love it.

    @Melissaswims, super sweet. It a nice read to get away from all of that drama.


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