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.
- Paperback | 265 pages
- 138 x 208 x 20mm | 240.4g
- 10 Jun 2010
- New York, NY, United States
"Readers will look forward to more from this talented new author." - "Booklist"
About Cheryl Renee Herbsman
Cheryl Renee Herbsman lives in Northern California.
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Savannah was named after a tornado that was hitting Savannah, Georgia, when she was born. She lives with her mother and her brother, named Dog. Her father left when she was very young. Ever since the day her father left she has had severe asthma. She believes that she can't breathe without the support of her father. Her mother is a proud yet loving mother. She keeps losing jobs because she won't tell her employer why she misses work when Savannah is in the hospital. They live in a small two-bedroom house where Savannah has to share a bedroom with twelve-year-old Dog. It is the summer and Savannah has a feeling that life will soon be very good. Otherwise she is bored - her friends are out of town, and she spends her days working at the library and reading. Then she meets Jackson. All her breath leaves her. He is her soul mate. They become an item, and then suddenly Jackson is called back to his home to help his mother. We spend the rest of the book holding our breaths to see if Jackson and Savannah will be able to be together. I really enjoyed this story. It was written in a southern accent, which made it seem very authentic. Savannah is pushy but a very likable character. My favorite character was the mother, Porsha. She was a strong woman, who supported her children without any help from others, but at the end she had to let others help her out. I highly recommend BREATHING.show moreby TeensReadToo