Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Book Review - Breathless by Jennifer Niven + Giveaway

 

 


Claudine Henry is about to graduate high school and she is focused on three things: going to college, becoming a famous author like her mother, and losing her virginity. Claude doesn't even need to be in love with the person, she is only looking for sex. However, when her parents tell her that they are splitting up and she needs to keep it a secret, her entire world comes crumbling down all around her. She was supposed to spend her last summer going on a road trip with her best friend. This was their last summer together before they go off to different colleges. Instead, Claude and her mom go to a remote island off the coast of Georgia where they have no phone service and she doesn't know anyone. She feels like she is cut off from the entire world.

When Claude crosses the path with Jeremiah, she is hesitant to open her heart again. When they spend time together, Claude finds that Jeremiah infuriates her but, she finds herself drawn to him. Claude decides that she will sleep with him with no strings attached as they both know that their fling isn't meant to last. They are hoping that the time they spend together will be enough for them.

The book was a beautiful story about finding yourself and choosing your own life path. It was interesting reading about how Claude navigates different situations in her life. I liked that she was vocal about her needs and wants. I felt like the characters were all well written and realistically portrayed. I think this book would be a good read for any older teenagers/young adults.

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About The Book:

Title: BREATHLESS

Author: Jennifer Niven

Pub. Date: September 29, 2020

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 400

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

 

From Jennifer Niven, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places, comes an unforgettable new novel about a sensitive girl ready to live her bravest life--sex, heartbreak, family dramas, and all.

 

Before: With graduation on the horizon, budding writer Claudine Henry is making plans: college in the fall, become a famous author, and maybe--finally--have sex. She doesn't even need to be in love. Then her dad drops a bombshell: he's leaving Claude's mother. Suddenly, Claude's entire world feels like a lie, and her future anything but under control.

 

After: Claude's mom whisks them away to the last place Claude could imagine nursing a broken heart: a remote, mosquito-infested island off the coast of Georgia. But then Jeremiah Crew happens. Miah is a local trail guide with a passion for photography--and a past he doesn't like to talk about. He's brash and enigmatic, and even more infuriatingly, he's the only one who seems to see Claude for who she wants to be. So when Claude decides to sleep with Miah, she tells herself it's just sex, nothing more. There's not enough time to fall in love, especially if it means putting her already broken heart at risk.

 

Compulsively readable and impossible to forget, Jennifer Niven's luminous new novel is an insightful portrait of a young woman ready to write her own story.

 



About Jennifer:

Jennifer Niven is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe, as well as the popular Velva Jean series. She is also the author of several non-fiction books, including Ada Blackjack, The Aqua-Net Diaries, and The Ice Master, which was named a top non-fiction book by Entertainment Weekly. Her New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places is soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning. Although she grew up in Indiana, she now lives with her fiancé and literary cats in Los Angeles, which remains her favorite place to wander.

Photo: Justin Conway

 

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a Finished Copy of BREATHLESS, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/21/2020

Two Chicks on Books

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9/22/2020

YA Books Central

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9/23/2020

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9/24/2020

onemused

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9/25/2020

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Week Two:

 

9/28/2020

Kait Plus Books

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9/28/2020

Word Spelunking

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9/30/2020

What A Nerd Girl Says

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10/1/2020

Eli to the nth

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10/2/2020

Becky on Books

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Week Three:

10/5/2020

Rajiv's Reviews

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10/6/2020

Do You Dog-ear?

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10/7/2020

Book-Keeping

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10/8/2020

Gimme The Scoop Reviews

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10/9/2020

Books Beans and Botany

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Week Four:

10/12/2020

BookHounds Ya

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10/13/2020

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10/14/2020

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10/15/2020

A Gingerly Review

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10/16/2020

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