21 November 2013

Learning to Breathe

So I just finished Learning to Breathe by Joanne McClean and I have to say that it was a pretty good book. Here is the synopsis and then I will give my opinion.

Darcie Gilmore just wanted a fresh start.
When her mother packs them off to live in Dover Springs, Darcie is given the chance to start over. However, having spent the last six months haunted by terrible nightmares and feeling isolated and alone, Darcie doubts that anything will be different.

Even when she meets carefree Danny Fletcher, Darcie insists that she wants nothing to do with him. But, when Darcie needs a favor and Danny is the only one who can help, the two must spend time together.
As they grow closer, Danny is determined to discover why Darcie is so private about her life but little does he know that he's not just breaking down her barriers ... he's helping her learn to breathe again.

Ok. So I love books that deal with real tragedies and how people cope with them. In this book 17 year old Darcie is trying to deal with the death of her father. She believes that his death is her fault because he died trying to keep her from drowning when their boat was destroyed in a storm. She has shut everyone out and this results in her mom moving her to a new town to start over. Her first day in Dover Springs she meets Danny at the local bookstore and thinks that he is pretty cute. But since she doesn't want to let anyone in, she decides to let it go.

Danny knows that there is something special about Darcie, and continues to try to wear her down by asking her out and trying to find out what she is hiding. Because Danny knows a little about having a tragedy to overcome as well. When school starts up and Darcie learns that her mom pretty much trapped her into overcoming her fears, she turns to Danny for help. He pushes her to do her best and let go of the past as best as she can. Over the course of 8 months they become really good friends and then Darcie realizes that she has fallen in love with Danny.

Loved the way that they book and characters developed. I can not wait to see what Ms. McClean comes out with next. But for now I am off to find a new book to read! Happy reading my friends!

Link to buy book: http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Breathe-Joanne-McClean-ebook/dp/B009QBZXLK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1385062639&sr=8-5&keywords=Learning+to+Breathe

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