Breathe, Annie, Breathe
By: Miranda Kenneally
Released: July 15, 2014
Purchase the Book: Amazon
"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." (Goodreads)
Breathe, Annie, Breathe was so good! I love the Hundred Oaks books and this was such a great addition.
Breathe, Annie, Breathe is the story of Annie who is training to run a marathon to honor her boyfriend who died. Annie never liked to run, but she is determined to complete this marathon for Kyle. Training is more difficult than she ever could have imagined and it is where she meets Jeremiah.
Annie was a really well developed and complex character. She is determined to run this marathon because she feels this guilt over Kyle's death. I loved that we followed Annie from her last few months in high school to her first few months in college. It really gave you a chance to watch her grow. Annie felt so real to me and her emotions clearly came across each page.
Jeremiah was a really interesting and complex character as well. I really enjoyed learning more about him and his past. I also loved the way that Jeremiah and Annie grew closer.
The plot was paced well and I loved how it all led up to the marathon. It was an emotional story, but still had these funny and sweet moments too. Kenneally really did a great job with describing how difficult training for a marathon could be, but also how rewarding it can be as well. Marathons and training for one is something I knew very little about and this book taught me a lot.
Overall I really enjoyed Breathe, Annie, Breathe. I definitely recommend picking up this book!