Reason To Breathe

Book: Reason To Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

Book Info: Published by Smashwords; 374 pages

Source: Purchased for my Nook

Genre: YA/Contemporary

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Goodreads Summary: “No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?”

He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers…

Emma Thomas is hiding a terrible a secret. 

Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope.

This book is heartbreaking and yet so hard to put down.  I just…there are no words.

I just had to know how it ended for Emma, and if she’d make her escape from the hell she was living in.  Her aunt has some serious issues, and I can’t even imagine doing what she did.  Cruel would be an understatement.

It’s such a beautiful, emotional book, and my emotions were all over the place. I smiled, I laughed, I was angry and sad and cried by the end.  It was hard to read at times, and it’s definitely dark, so if that’s not your thing, this might not be the best book for you.  But it is such an amazing book, and I don’t think I’ll forget it anytime soon.

Donovan did a great job at showing what Emma was going through and why her aunt treated her the way she did.  The characters were so real that you almost forget that it’s fiction and not reality.

The ending…wow.  I didn’t see it coming, but it was fitting.  I just knew I had to get the sequel.

It gets a 5 out of 5, and if I could give it a higher rating, I would.  Even now, my heart aches for Emma.  It’s unforgettable, scary real and an emotional rollercoaster.

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