breathingBook Title: Breathing
Author: Cheryl Renee Herbsman
Number of Pages: 262
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (April 16, 2009)

What if the guy who took your breath away was the only one who could help you breathe?

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.

A girl who was named after a tornado that was heading towards Savannah, Georgia lives in Carolina town. She’s always thought that she’s gotten her asthma the day her father walked out on her and her family. Sitting around her house, residing with her mother and brother, Dog, thinking this summer will just be like the rest. Wrong, one day at the beach she spots a young man she’s never seen by the name of Jackson as in Mississippi. (you’ll get it when you read the book) And the summer changes..

The southern drawl makes the book more authentic and discrete from other novels. First book, I can recall that has been in a southern accent that I’ve read. Savannah’s dreams of being the first to go to college and getting out of the place where she lives. She signs up for a program at the college in Ashville, but things change (again).. Savannah grows in this book in more ways than getting a little older.

Listening To: Damaged by Danity Kane
Mood: tired.