May 24, 2009
Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman....
Savannah would be happy to spend the summer in her coastal Carolina town working at the library and lying in a hammock reading her beloved romance novels. But then she meets Jackson. Once they lock eyes, she’s convinced he’s the one—her true love, her soul mate, a boy different from all the rest. And at first it looks like Savannah is right. Jackson abides by her mama’s strict rules, and stays by her side during a hospitalization for severe asthma, which Savannah becomes convinced is only improving because Jackson is there. But when he’s called away to help his family—and seems uncertain about returning—Savannah has to learn to breathe on her own, both literally and figuratively.
Breathing had some pros and cons that i am not sure i was in love with, or hated. First off the book is written in a southern language( wrong spelling and words like ain't), which really bugged me, yes i am a Grammar freak. Second it drags on and on with a plot that doesn't need to be dragged on. I did like however the Struggle that Savannah has when Jackson is gone, and the love they share. This book is okay... but you have to have a lot of patience with it. I never really wanted to stick with it and read it in one day because it wasn't amazing and didn't keep my attention.
I would give it a 2/5