Book Review: Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

Reason to Breathe Book Review: Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

 

Reason to Breathe
by Rebecca Donovan

Published: 6/16/2012 by Wood Street Publishing

From Goodreads:

“No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?”

He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers… Emma Thomas is hiding a terrible a secret. Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope.

 Book Review: Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

Emily “Emma” lives in a nightmare of her aunt’s rage and her uncle’s ambivalence to the abuse she endures daily.

Emma lives continuously in her terrifying reality to keep her small cousins safe from their mother’s unwarranted hate. Her best friend Sara is the only light in her dark existence, and Emma won’t let anyone else into her life.

Until Evan refuses to let her avoid him and ends up slipping past the mile high barriers that Emma’s put up around herself. As her aunt’s abuse escalates to a horrible brutality, no one can overlook that something very wrong is happening to Emma at home. That’s when her aunt finally goes too far.

Reason to Breathe was a look at one girl’s traumatic reality. Throughout the entire book, I was unceasingly praying for Emma’s escape. Rebecca Donovan wrote an intense, highly emotional story that filled me with hope and despair.

Absolutely amazing read. I can’t say enough about the emotional depth of Reason to Breathe… Read it as soon as possible!

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11 Responses to Book Review: Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

  1. Oh wow, this sounds like a tough read. I need those sometimes, though. :)

  2. This sounds like something that I may have to throw at the wall. Better keep that in mind especially if it is on my ereader! Haven’t heard of this one. Now I’m curious.

  3. This sounds amazing. I just recently read Flawed sounds like it has some similarities to this. This is a book I will definitely read, but I am still broken from reading Flawed so I need to regroup for a while first. Awesome review!

  4. The ending of this book was so disquieting! I read on the author’s website how she had received a lot of email from people about the ending. I have the 2nd book, I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but I will! Great review!

  5. This book sounds emotionally draining but oh so good! The idea reminds me of a true story of something I saw on ID.

  6. Will I need lots of tissues? This sounds interesting but one I need to prepare for going in..lets see I will need wine and ooh chocolate!

  7. I just read this one!!! Oh my gosh it was so dramatic!!! I hated that Aunt, I wanted to punch her!
    Have you read the second one yet??? Its even more crazy!!!

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