Breathe by Elena Dillon is the first book in the breather series but it is a stand alone novel.It was published in December 2012 and is the winner of 2012 D'tale Rone Award for Young Adult and Nichols Young Adult Award.It is a powerful story of a 16 year old girl named jasmine who is ready to change her life.she wants to move on after her sister was murdered by a serial killer almost 2 years ago.
Her family moves to Lafayettte, Louisiana and things starts to look up for them until creepy stuff starts taking place which leaves her thinking if she is the one in danger now.This book will draw you in from the very first line "Most days I can almost forget someone murdered my sister." and will hold your interest till the very last line.It is an extremely fast passed book with a protagonist you can't help but fall in love with.The story follows Jasmine's struggle to achieve normalcy in her life admits her sister's murder, switching towns, changing schools and making new friends.She is a very strong female character and the novel is inspiring and a complete page turner.
The characters and events are depicted beautifully and are relatable to real life experiences.The villain of the story is very cold and calculation which makes the story nail biting and gripping.Euston is like a breath of fresh air in Jasmine's life and is her savior.The love story between Euston and Jasmine is depicted very realistically.The book is full of pranks, leg pulling and normal girl talk.Despite having a very convincing story line this book deals with issues like panic attacks and the struggle to make new friends which are faced by teenagers around the world.
The book has a page count of 190, weighs only 213 grams and is small enough measuring 20.3 cm x 12.7 cm x 1.1 cm to be easily carried in hand or bag.So make sure you have your book with you whether you are traveling to work or on a vacation and enjoy hours of reading and relaxing.
About the author :
Elena Dillon lives in a suburb of Los Angeles with her husband, three kids and three dogs.She is a self confessed nerd and has been writing since early years but has only recently opened up about her love for writing to her family and friends.Her husband says she loves writing about Young Adult Romantic Suspense because she has not matured past age 15 and loves the charm about first love.Elena has lived her whole life in California because she likes the weather there and despises cold weather.Her books include Exhale, Breathe, Shimmer and crushing.
This enchanting story of story of courage and recovery is available as a paper back book exclusively at www.junglee.com at an unbeatable price. Refer to the ISBN code 0988635321 .