[Blog Tour] Breathe Annie Breathe by Miranda KenneallyFriday, July 25, 2014
Title: Breathe, Annie, Breathe
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, 306 pages
Release Date: July 15th 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: eARC received from publisher for Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review
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Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.
But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.
I have never read a book by Miranda Kenneally, I have heard great things over the last few years from fellow bloggers, so when the opportunity to be apart of this blog tour came up, I could not pass up the opportunity to finally read one of her books!
The first thing I noticed about this book was Annie herself. I loved her from the very beginning of the book, she was easy to relate to, and I loved her dedication, especially to running. I found her to be a great narrator to this story because she was reliable and I loved her voice. She was sweet and kind and yet broken which was a very refreshing to read. I loved seeing her road to recovery and her growth as a character. I also really loved watching her relationship with Jeremiah grow because it felt so real. I loved the pace of their relationship, it was slow building, then went really fast, and then returned to normal. When I reading I couldn't help but relate to the issues they faced, even though I don't run cause seriously I would die haha
The only issue I had was with the death of her boyfriend and the reason behind all of her guilt. [Attention Spoilers Ahead] I was really interested in why Annie was so guilty over her boyfriend death and why she felt so compelled so complete the marathon for him. So when I found out that they had broken up before his death, I was a little more intrigued. But when I found out why I found myself questioning it. Her boyfriend proposed to her at the end of high school and Annie refused, he then got very angry and they broke up. I thought this was a crazy plot twist. For me, proposing after high school was kind of unimaginable because they are so young and I honestly never hear of it. So for me this part of the story was unbelievable. and hard for me to believe.
Overall Breathe Annie Breathe was a great read. It was fun and flirty and a fast paced read. This book was a great intro to Miranda's writing and I cannot wait to read from her in the future!