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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
THE ART OF NOT BREATHING by Sarah Alexander
Expected Publication April 26th 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers Read: April 2016 How I Got It: Ebook (approximately 288 pages) from NetGalley
Elsie’s family has not been coping well with the loss of her
twin brother, Eddie. Her father has moved out, her mother can’t get out of bed,
and her older brother is losing more weight every day. Elsie thinks she has found solace with the boy
she met at the diving club, but even he has secrets. Ultimately, freediving is
what will save Elsie from her grief. Eddie drowned five years earlier, and
freediving allows Elsie to remember parts of that day previously blocked out
from her memory. How deep will Elsie have to dive to get her answers? And will
her family, and her relationship, survive what she finds out?
The Art of Not Breathing is a deep (pun intended) novel
about grief and what it does to families. Sarah Alexander also captures the
intricacies of the emotion that involve guilt, anger, and numbness. The novel
keeps the reader intrigued with character’s secrets, and it ends with a twist
that will make the reader want to flip back to the first page immediately after
*Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advanced electronic copy in exchange for an honest review.