Sunday, February 14, 2010

Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman

by Cheryl Renée Herbsman

Published: 2009
Genre: Romance, YA
Hardback: 265 pages
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:
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.

My two-bits:
In-a-word: romantical

This is a beautiful and gentle story of young love that incorporates issues of living with a chronic illness.

Long distance relationships and a bit of the psychic senses are explored a bit.

The dialogue is written with the Carolina accents which really contributes to the feel of the who and where of the book.

I enjoyed this feel good book and was left with a warm fuzzy feeling afterwards.

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