22 March 2009

Breathing; Cheryl Renee Herbsman

Breathing Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars

This time, the poor girl is from the South, named Savannah after the city in Georgia (it's a little more complicated than that, though). Dad ran off a few years earlier, and she, her brother (named Dogwood and called Dog) and their mother live in a two-bedroom house on the poorer side of town. Savannah loves to read (sigh) and has asthma. The asthma's why her mother never holds a job for long, as she misses work too often when Savannah's in the hospital. Fairly early on, she meets Jackson Canning and falls in love while an asthma attack brings her mother and DC together. By the end of the book, love conquers all.

The biggest problem I had was with the use of dialect during the narrative. While this was all told from Savannah's point-of-view, it just felt gimmicky and forced.

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