Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group and NetGalley.
The Art of Not Breathing
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets in her favorite boathouse hangout. When Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea.

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Art of Not Breathing “New things I remember about that day:
1. Dillion wasn’t swimming back to look for Eddie. He was looking for someone else.”

This was a YA contemporary story about a girl whose twin brother had drowned.

Elsie came across as a bit depressed, she seemed to have no drive, a reluctance to do anything other than wonder what had happened to her brother, and she seemed generally a bit lost.

The storyline in this was about Elsie trying to find out what had happened to her twin brother, and why he drowned. We also got a bit of a romance storyline, and the story touched on Elsie’s other brother’s eating disorder.

The ending to this had a couple of twists, and I didn’t guess what had really happened to Elsie’s twin.

6.25 out of 10

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