Reason to Breathe : Breathing

  • by Rebecca Donovan
  • Narrated by Kate Rudd
  • Series: Breathing
  • 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"
In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She's more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she's desperate to hide.
One girl's story of unspeakable cruelty, life-changing love, and her precarious grasp of hope, Reason to Breathe is the first installment in the acclaimed Breathing Series.

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Haunting - a must-read

A beautifully written heartbreaking story about a young woman fighting for her life.

It's one of those stories that will have you sobbing uncontrollably. You'll want to read book 2 but you'll also want to walk away from the gut wrenching ache.

There are so many books out there that have the potential to be great but the author isn't talented enough to raise it from the herd. This isn't one of them. The writing is superb - good enough to be considered a classic. Abuse is always tragic and Rebecca Donovan deals head on, no flinching. This novel should be a set work for high school kids.

The narrator is... There aren't enough superlatives. Kate Rudd is the perfect voice for this story. Very, very good.
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- Janine

Brilliant book

Really gripping story, couldn't stop listening! Just downloaded book two!
The story was really interesting with lots of twists and turns and I can't wait to listen to book 2
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- Helen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-06-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio