Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Breathe is yet another dystopian, not-too-distant future, young adult novel about the dangers of taking something essential for granted, and, of course, some romance. But don't get discouraged by that description. When I first started reading the book, I sighed in resignation.
YET. It was a great take on the "same-old." In this instance, the essential element that we've taken for granted is, you guessed it, air. We've cut down all the trees, and now we must subsist on manufactured air in a bubble. The bubble is, of course, tightly managed by the elite, and there is, of course, a resistance.
But the story was very well told, the characters were vivid and believable (plus flawed! but not too flawed ;)), and the plot moves along at the perfect pace. I read the book quickly, and I was very satisfied when I turned the last page.
For its audience, this book is definitely a stand-out. I highly recommend.
FOUR out of five stars.