Annie is a seventeen-year old girl who is just graduating
high school. She
has been through so much in the past year. Her boyfriend
Kyle died six
months ago, and she's still having a hard time with that.
In order to honor
his memory, she's running the Country Music Marathon in
Nashville. Kyle had always dreamed of finishing a
marathon, so she's
doing it for him so that all that training he went through
wasn't for nothing.
She is improving every day but not without a lot of fear,
guts. She even hired a personal trainer, Matt, to help
her achieve her goal
and finish the marathon.
Annie treats Kyle's family as her own, and I like the
respect and love that
they give each other. Annie has two families, and she
loves them both.
Annie's mom is trying so hard to bring Annie out of her
funk. It drives Annie
crazy and she snaps at her mom often because of it. She
feels guilty being
happy about anything and with her mom pushing her to be
feels torn between wanting to do what her mom says and
wanting just to be
left alone. He can she ever feel whole again without Kyle?
Will she ever be
happy? You will have to read BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE to
While training for her marathon she meets Jeremiah. If
you've read Things I
Can't Forget, you'll realize that Jeremiah is Matt's
brother. He is supportive,
kind and one of those flirty-in-a gorgeous kind of way
guys. He is always
there when Annie needs a nurse, or just a supportive
friend to keep her
running and keeps pushing her. It takes a while for Annie
to let down her
walls and let Jeremiah in. BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE is
funny, sexy, an
emotional roller-coaster, and so much more. Do yourself a
favor and read
it. Seriously, you are going to love it as much as I do!
I love how all of Miranda Kenneally's characters are
real but Annie is the
most real to me. She is a girl that was raised by a
supportive mother and
brother even though money was tight and Annie had to work
hard to get
everything that she had. I think that this is a great
story of love, loss, guilt,
and letting go of the past. I'm a huge fan of the
Hundred Oaks series.
With every new book I fall a little bit more in love with
this town and all the
people in it. I thought it was impossible, but it
happened even more with
BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE. What I love the most is how
it's a series, each book is a stand-alone with new main
characters who tell
us their story. If you have read the others, you will get
a kick out of the
familiar faces that return for secondary roles. I love
hearing what Jordan
and the others are up to, even though they all seem so
grown up now. I
also realize that I'm in love with Jeremiah Brown all over
From the bestselling author of Catching Jordan comes a brand
new contemporary YA you won't forget.
The finish line is only the beginning...
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.