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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Breathing by: Cheryl Renee Herbsman: Review

by: Cheryl Renee Herbsman
From Amazon:

Savannah would be happy to spend the summer in her coastal Carolina town working at the library and lying in a hammock reading her beloved romance novels. But then she meets Jackson. Once they lock eyes, she’s convinced he’s the one—her true love, her soul mate, a boy different from all the rest. And at first it looks like Savannah is right. Jackson abides by her mama’s strict rules, and stays by her side during a hospitalization for severe asthma, which Savannah becomes convinced is only improving because Jackson is there. But when he’s called away to help his family—and seems uncertain about returning—Savannah has to learn to breathe on her own, both literally and figuratively.

From Me:

I was so excited to get my hands on this book, and I don't want to say I was disappointed, because I really wasn't...I was just not as awed as I expected to be. I liked the story, and I enjoyed the dialect once I got used to it, but I am from the south and don't really know anyone who talks quite like that. I mean yeah, we say things like "yall" and the occasional "reckon" but you know...I guess North Carolina is more distinct.

The story of Savannah and Jackson I really liked. I felt at times that Savannah was kind of a complainer. She did some things that didn't set well with me, and I guess it may have been caused by her age, maybe she was just so young that she made those little annoying mistakes.

Okay, my nit picking is done. Over all I really liked it. I wish that it had more of a ending though. I did feel like I was left maybe a sequel is in order? hmmm. I wouldn't mind it.

This book is worth reading for the relationship. It feels real, and I guess that's partly because Cheryl Renee Herbsman had a relationship similar to this. I would recommend it.

It gets a 8.



Llehn said...

I'm glad you liked the book for the most part. I've been hearing good things about this book and I don't want to set my expectations too high so now I will read it with an open mind.

Mrs. Wishard said...

I just read this book too and really enjoyed it. I had quite a few laughs through out with all the funny little "southernisms" too!

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