Barely Breathing

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“I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”

Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series — Rebecca’s Donovan’s bestselling romantic thriller (USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her ...

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Overview

“I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”

Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series — Rebecca’s Donovan’s bestselling romantic thriller (USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her tormentor can’t hurt her anymore. Yet, some are still haunted by that night. The bruises may have faded, but scars and fears remain. How will she reclaim her life when she’s barely breathing?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477817179
  • Publisher: Amazon Childrens Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Series: Breathing Series , #2
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 51,199
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Emotionally charged and AMAZING!

    I was so impressed with this book!!! The array of emotions I experienced while reading this left me “barely breathing” at some points. This author has a way of reaching down inside of you, pulling your guts out, all the while, you’re cheering her on to keep doing it because the reading is that good! While I didn’t agree with Emma’s secretive nature, especially after the events in book one, I get why she was trying to cope alone. Emma broke my heart. She’s such a strong female lead but has no idea just how courageous she is. What would crush most people has excelled her to become a person of independence so she would no longer have to rely on anyone to survive. And though this is where her strength lies, it’s also her greatest downfall. Her independence pushes the people she loves most away and her abusive background leaves her vulnerable to allow the wrong type of people in. I just really loved this emotionally conflicted character so much! She totally got to me.

    I also love Sara’s character who truly is a phenomenal best friend. Evan, Emma’s boyfriend is wonderful, understanding and an all around terrific guy. These two people are Emma’s support system, along with their families and the connection was real and superbly written. I fell in love with these two in the first book, but this go around, it felt more like a family and that’s where great writing comes in to play.

    The writing for these two books was outstanding. The words flowed between the pages while the emotions poured out and flooded you. I loved all the little reveals that were sprinkled throughout this book that delved deep into Emma and her mother’s history as well as the surprises and hidden secrets with other characters, namely Jonathan and Evan.

    And the ending?!? Though not as earth shattering as book one, still left me wide eyed and completely thrown, all the while screaming “NOOOOO! This can’t be happening!” To say that I loved this book is an understatement. I can’t wait til book three to find out what happens next in this touchingly distressful yet compelling story!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2012

    Wao!! A very emotionally intense book. Finished book 1 ar 2:30am

    Wao!! A very emotionally intense book. Finished book 1 ar 2:30am on a
    work day but had to get this one to see what happened because I was in
    shock. CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK 3!! I might have a heart attack just because
    the anticipation.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Wow...

    Reason to Breathe and this book are very emotionally charged novels. I could not put them down. The story and charcters are so gripping, I found myself crying right along with them.

    I'm not sure I liked all of the decisions Emma made in this book, but I was still on her side knowing what she had been through.

    These books are not light reading, and I wouldn't recommend them for a younger teen, but highly recommend them. I can't wait for the next one!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    When will this be available for the Nook???? I am positive that

    When will this be available for the Nook???? I am positive that this is a great book but, I can't fully rate it because I can't get it on my Nook.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Wow......I couldn't put the book nook down.....the worst part is

    Wow......I couldn't put the book nook down.....the worst part is waiting for the last book! It grabs you, scares at times and warms your heart and makes you feel more than you want but here I am waiting for more info about the last book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    OHHHH CRAP!

    I love this book!!!
    Emmas life is CRAZYYYY!!!!
    Well if you dont know if u should buy this...BUY IT..its the second book so just in case read reasons to breath before it!
    But if u read reasons to breath and not sure if u should go on with the rest on the series get this and read it!!
    Uggg i cant wait to get ...i think the 3 book is out of breath...i need it!!! I can wait any longer...its killing me...slowly and painfully everytime i think about it

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Grrrrrrr

    Please tell me there is a trilogy for Emma and Evan cause I can't accept that ending!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Loved it

    I get sooo attached to books, and I knew that I should read it....but I did; and it was awful, not because of the content, but because Rebecca Donovan makes you feel like this is your story, not just Emma's. By far my favorite book i've ever read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    I absolutely loved this book, along with the first one. I laughe

    I absolutely loved this book, along with the first one. I laughed and
    cried with the characters. It takes an exceptional person to write such
    a deep book! These books were nothing less than life changing!! I cannot
    wait until Out of Breath is released! I will be very upset when this
    series ends. Thumbs up to Rebecca Donovan for being brillant and
    realistic! PLEASE KEEP WRITING!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    All consuming!

    These books were all consuming. I read both of them in three days. It was hard to stop thinking about these characters even at night. I am not close to being a teen but really enjoyed them. I hope the third one comes out soon and gives us and Emma some closure.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Soooo intense!

    I loved Reason to Breathe ( I read it in about a day), so, wanting to find out what happened to Emma, I immediately bought Barely Breathing. I was once again impressed and captivated by this story. Rebecca Donovan is a truly amazing author. Some of Emma's decisions in this book frustrated me (at one point, I was yelling at the book), and I absolutely hated the way the story ended. What's gonna happen with Emma and Evan?!?!?! I can't wait for the third book to come out so I can know. (BTW, they should definitely make a movie) :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!

    I absolutley hate this ending after all the anxiousness of everythimg in the story you choose to have her leave evan and sara and everyone she loves i mean seriousky further explain the ending this is terrible! Who is this leyle i literattly am super upset i hate it! The book was a great thriller but there better be another book to this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    couldnt put it down! must read! also the first one! cant wait fo

    couldnt put it down! must read! also the first one! cant wait for the third!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Oh my gosh!

    Through this series i have become totally and completely addicted to, i felt everything emma felt! From her mind blowing love, to her soul crushing pain! IM ADDICTED! i cant wait for the third book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Loved this book...I didn't like the way it ended, it was too sad

    Loved this book...I didn't like the way it ended, it was too sad but I
    hope that book 3 has a happy ending for Emma & Evan or I'll be
    pissed! They deserve to have a happy ending....with each other!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Amazing!

    Cannot wait for the next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Kelsey

    Absolutely loved this book! Cannot wait for book 3! Where will Emma and Evan end up once and for all?????

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2012

    Loved this book!!!! This was a fantastic sequel to Reason to Bre

    Loved this book!!!!
    This was a fantastic sequel to Reason to Breathe. It left me breathless.
    I just love the main characters. Once again there was such a range of
    emotion. I couldn't stop thinking about them. The endings to both books
    left me with a pain in my chest. Can't wait until the 3rd book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Great book

    I have read both of these books; and cant wait for the third,
    Emma needs a happy ending

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    WOW!!!

    Great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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