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Publisher Description

Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets in her favorite boathouse hangout. When Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2016
April 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
3.3
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

cob1331 ,

Raw, beautiful, breathtaking...

THE ART OF NOT BREATHING by Sarah Alexander is a raw & unique story about a 16 year old girl coping with the loss of her twin brother. Each family member deals with their loss & guilt in their own way. Watching these characters fall apart and put themselves back together is absolutely breathtaking.

Being a diver myself, I appreciated the ways in which the author used diving as a form of therapy & a way for Elsie to find a new lease on life. There’s something very freeing about being underwater–it allows you to focus on the world around you and free your mind from the stress of everyday life.

The characters were well-developed, the writing was beautiful, simple & straightforward, and the arc was well laid out. Highly recommend.

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