When you can’t trust anyone, how can you ever feel safe?
In seventh grade, Maggie Camden was the class outcast. Every day, the other girls tripped her, pinched her, trapped her in the bathroom, told her she would be better off dead. Four years have passed since then, and Maggie’s tormentors seem to have moved on. The ringleader of them all, Raleigh Barringer, even moved out of town. But Maggie has never stopped watching for attacks, and every laugh still sounds like it’s at her expense. The only time Maggie feels at peace is when she’s hiking up in the mountains with her best friend, Nick. Lately, though, there’s a new sort of tension between the two of them—a tension both dangerous and delicious. But how can Maggie expect anything more out of Nick when all she’s ever been told is that she’s ugly, she’s pathetic, she’s unworthy of love? And how can she ever feel safe, now that Raleigh Barringer is suddenly—terrifyingly—back in town?
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.86(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.96(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Jennifer R. Hubbard lives in the Philadelphia area. She is a hiker, a chocolate lover, and a night person who believes that mornings were meant to be slept through. Her short fiction has appeared in literary magazines. Her published books include the contemporary young-adult novels The Secret Year, Try Not To Breathe, and Until It Hurts To Stop.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for Try Not to Breathe:
• "Librarians need to share this title with school counselors, teachers, and administrators. It just could save someone’s life."--Library Media Connections, starred review
• "Haunting, hopeful and masterfully crafted."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
• "Outstandingly successful."--Publishers Weekly, starred review Nominated for the 2013 - 2014 Kaystone to Reading Book Award