©2012 Rebecca Donovan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Okay, now I've listened to #1 & #2 of this series back to back and I have to say I'm a little blown away by how much I've enjoyed these books especially given the subject matter. I am usually not a fan of YA but this series is good. Again the characters intrigue me, even the ones who weren't very likable and RD really is a wonderful weaver of tales. I enjoyed seeing the progression of Emma and Evan's relationship as well as the circumstances and emotions that continued to trip them up. I'm delighted that Sara's character also grew and changed as well. I had a lot of trouble with the relationship between Rachel and Emma. I'm a mother of a teenage girl who is also reading this series and I have to say there were some scenes between these two characters which literally made me cringe and unable to read until I'd calmed down. I haven't really had that kind of visceral reading experience very often. It makes me think that RD perhaps without even realizing it has given us a story that could help so many people experiencing the kinds of emotional devastation the book talks about. On that note, I'm really not sure how I feel about the Jonathan character but that fact alone makes me glad he was included in this story. I read a lot and it's not unusual for me to lose my attachment to a story shortly after finishing it. I don't think I'll be forgetting Emma and Evan's love story anytime soon and I'm hopeful for their happiness. Sigh...now I wait for Out of Breath like everyone else. Well maybe now at least I can get some sleep until it comes out.
Kate Rudd was outstanding with the delivery of the story.
This series is one of my favorites.
Pieces of You by Cassia Leo because of the personal struggles of the character.
I thought Kate did a good job with this story. She wasn't my favorite narrator that I have heard, but she was good.
This book followed the emotional roller coaster as well, but I loved it all.
WOW, what's a follow up for the Breathing series. It's so intense, heartache, turmoil, etc. I am amazed that Emma could take so much. This book explained some of the events toward the end of Reason to Breathe. Emma got away from her abusing aunt to head straight in to another abusing relationship with her mom, Rachel. Although, Rachel may not physically abused Emma, she did it mentally. Emma endured the abuse b/c she loved her mom. Again, she hid the abuse everyone including both Evan and Sara this time. I know that Emma is young and is still learning about life but for a smart girl, you would think that she learned from what happened with her aunt. I think this is where Barely Breathing drove me crazy.
Emma and Evan's relationship struggled in this book b/c Emma constantly pushing Evan away. She sought out comfort with Jonathan who was Rachel's boyfriend. This is where I felt it was a little twisted but maybe a little bit realistic? Granted Jonathan may be closer to Emma's age, he was dating her mom. He fell for Emma b/c he felt the connection because both were abused. Emma strung both Evan and Jonathan along. From someone who claimed that she loves Evan, she lied to her teeth to him. This is very hard for me to take. She constantly reached out to Jonathan. I felt that Emma turned in to a not very nice person. She took her guilt out of Jonathan. She was mean to him and was verbally abusive. It looks like the vicious cycle repeating itself. My heart broke for Evan when Emma left. Maybe it was the best decision she made by being honest.
This book was well written, full of turmoil and heartache. I look forward to Out of Breath for the conclusion of this series.
This book was as good if not better than the 1st book. I LOVE this series and will be recommending this to all my friends. Again I was so glad that I had already purchased book 3 before I finished book 2. Kate Rudd does a good job narrating too.
Never read many books where the second is even better than the first. What an incredible book and wonderful story. I highly recommend thie series.
I enjoyed the characters and the reader was really good.
Emma is an accident waiting to happen and she didnt think about the consequences. I was frustrated with all the bad that happened
Kate was great.
This is a good series but I need a break from all the drama. I'm sure I will listen to book 3 but not right now, I have other books in my wish list that I would rather listen to right now. This girl just make to many stupid mistakes and it gets old after a while.
As with the other series, I think you will enjoy this book and as usual alway's start with the first book. I enjoyed all three.
I like the story it is interesting. The hard thign was getting through how much this main character cries. It is really hard to get through but you keep listening because you want her to stop crying at some point.
I have not idea. More happiness some where hehehe
She was super awesome!
I am a retired Army veteran and love to read. I like murder mystery, but enjoy nonfiction. I am a long time Star Trek fan.
No, It was entirely too long for the contents.
Hated. It. Even though it was open ended enough to envision another book to clean up some questions about the characters
I always enjoy Kate Rudd's narration. She never disappoints.
There was some laughing and crying moments,
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