Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: Breathe Annie Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

Breathe Annie Breathe
(Hundred Oaks) 
by Miranda Kenneally 
New/Young Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.07
Published by: Sourcebook Fire
Published on: July 15, 2015
Pages: 306

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:


Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: In one word this book was unbelievable. I absolutely adored it. Kenneally has always been one of my favorite YA authors and this was easily one of the best ones in the series.

The characters just felt so real. Annie was a character that I think was very relatable. She just felt realistic. She just lost her boyfriend and is running a race to honor him. She's got tough family situations, but Annie wasn't whiny. She took charge of her own future and I loved that. I liked that she didn't just sit around and mope. 

Naturally, the writing was fantastic. This book drew me in from the very first page and didn't let me go until I'd read the very last page. It was a read that wasn't easy to put down. 

The best type of books are the ones that make you think, that make you feel. This book was definitely one of those. I adored it. Definitely recommended. 

So why 4 stars? Not quite 5 stars, but it came pretty close. 

Can I read the series out of order? Yes. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Some minor references to sex. 15+. 

The Wrap-up: An enjoyable novel that captured my interest from the very first page. Definitely recommended and can't wait to see what the author comes up with next. 

Love,

Danica Page

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