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Friday, 5 June 2015

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

Breathe, Annie, BreatheBreathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a touching, emotional ride that you go on following Annie. Its like you are right beside her at times urging her on, then feeling like she should take a breather, slow down and stay calm.

When her boyfriend Kyle dies whilst in training for running the up and coming Marathon, Annie decides she would run it on his behalf. Annie hates running, but to do this for Kyle, HE wanted to partake, so why not do it for HIM.

I feel it was a way for Annie to take on and manage her grief, doing this. For him.

When Annie was training, BREATHE ANNIE, BREATHE, I found myself breathing for her, I sweated for her and I gasped for her.

I couldn't help thinking about my daughter whose boyfriend died suddenly and how she reacted. How she bought red rose shrubs to plant in our garden because HE loved them. And her wanting to go to the USA because HE wanted to go.

This book is very real, very true to emotions. For anyone whose lost someone, we all go through this stage.

But can Annie love again? Can anyone break through and melt Annie's heart again.

We always say "No there was only just ONE person for me"

I thought that although this was aimed as a YA book and I am [cough cough] in the mature age bracket, its a book that everyone can read.

I would like to thank Sourcebooks Fire via Net Galley for my copy

Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

"Breathe, Annie, Breathe is an emotional, heartfelt, and beautiful story about finding yourself after loss and learning to love. It gave me so many feels. Her best book yet." — Jennifer Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You 

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