Breathless

Breathless

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
6
1
Rate this:
At boarding school, Katie tries to focus on swimming and becoming popular instead of the painful memories of her institutionalized schizophrenic older brother
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., c2009
ISBN: 9780802798497
0802798497
Branch Call Number: YF War
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

I really enjoyed this book and I was able to feel what Katie felt because the author made everything so clear in my mind with the descriptive words and amazing story. The book is about a 15 year old girl named Katie who is most comfortable when swimming and is sent away from her very broken apart family and tries to forget about her brother and his issues and is starting to fit in when things threaten her popularity and she is stuck in a situation she has to deal with.

i
IClermont
Jul 10, 2014

I really loved this book. I found that it was touching, and despite the fact that my life is not nearly as dramatic and devastating as Katie's (the main character), I found that her feelings about the situation were relatable. It was an accurate representation of how it may feel to be a teenager growing up with such a difficult life, and the struggles teens must face outside of their home life in society daily. A well written, interesting, touching, page-turning novel about growing up and the effects of drugs on people and their families, this book was fantastic - I highly recommend it!

a
alyssabrown4
Jul 03, 2012

Awesome read!

a
Abby0429
Jan 22, 2012

Keeps your interest with its grossly real content. I'm not sure what else made it so good, I sat here typing and deleting, typeing and deleting, none of my words seeming to describe it well enough, the word that made it what it was escaping my mind. Maybe it was the fact that towards the begining of the book Katie had reminded me of myself in her love for swim and conflict with her brother and herself. Or maybe it was the flawless writting of Jessica Warman. I'm not exactly sure why it was just a good book. Although I felt towards the end that Warman was strained in her quest to just finish the book, the last 40 or 50 pages rushed a little bit, the quality of writting not quiet as great. Also I was alittle disappointed because from reading the summery I got the feel that it would be more about swimming when it wasn't really centered on that as much as I would have hoped, but I guess that's my fault for expecting something else from a book I hadn't even read yet. Good book though. Recommended.

a
ahwoni23
Jun 29, 2011

I found the beginning of the book quite boring and hard to connect with a drug addict brother as the role model for Katie. However, when she goes to the boarding school, it gets pretty interesting and it was a page turner from there.

paigers9081 May 09, 2011

I thought the book was great, but wish there was a little more excitement when it came to the middle of the book. All in all, however, it does have a happy ending for the most part. Which is kinda hard for the author to make when the main character's brother is a drug addict and threatens to kill himself every time someone talks to him. Wish there was a sequel, but it might be hard to make one.

Age

Add Age Suitability

i
IClermont
Jul 10, 2014

IClermont thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CHPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top