Nov 30, 2021

The Art of Not Breathing

The Art of Not Breathing By {author, Free Read The Art of Not Breathing - by SarahAlexander Free Read The Art of Not Breathing - by SarahAlexander - The Art of Not Breathing, The Art of Not Breathing Since her twin brother Eddie drowned five years ago sixteen year old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach One minute Eddie was there and the next he

  • Title: The Art of Not Breathing
  • Author: SarahAlexander
  • ISBN: 9780544633889
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Hardcover

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The Art of Not Breathing

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  1. MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListEdward Main11 April 2000 11 April 2011Today we are sixteen Happy birthday, Edward.Elsie s twin drowned when they were eleven years old Elsie can t remember what all happened that day but she feels like it s her fault THINGS I KNOW ABOUT THAT DAY 1 Mum was at home making our chocolate birthday cake 2 Dillon was swimming with the dolphins 3 Eddie and I were wading close to shore 4 One minute Eddie was there, and then he was gone 5 Dad was supposed to be on the [...]


  2. I went into this book with exactly zero expectations I had nooo idea what it was about apart from, probably, not breathing and that was really refreshing for me, for once Except I m stuck in a I half loved it half was annoyed at it puddle It was strangely addictive Yet also written rather dispassionately Basically it s about Elsie whose twin drowned 5 years ago, and her family is breaking apart It s got deep sea diving Mental health issues Eating disorders SET IN SCOTLAND And there are some nice [...]


  3. DNF page 140This is literally the most boring thing I ve read and while it is somewhat interesting, my fuck flew out the window so I couldn t give one, sadly The mc is blander than fuckign salt and even paper had personality than her I m fucking deceased She meets the guy for a second time the first time for only five seconds, literally AND SHE ALMOST SAID HER FIRST NAME AND THEN HIS LAST NAME TOGETHER, I m fuckign pissing, let me die Insta love at its finest, y all THIS IS JUST SAD AND I M NOT [...]


  4. 3.5 5 stars 5 years ago Eddie drowned 5 years ago Elsie s life turned upside down.She cannot remember the details of that fateful day and it haunts her.She still talks to her deceased twin brother, to her, he s always with her There are so many secrets and mysteries about that day that Elsie simply does not understand.Her mom and dad fight all the time Her brother Dillon has seemingly distanced himself from Elsie and Elsie feels as though no one would notice if she was gone.Things change when El [...]


  5. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children s Book Group and NetGalley New things I remember about that day 1 Dillion wasn t swimming back to look for Eddie He was looking for someone else This was a YA contemporary story about a girl whose twin brother had drowned.Elsie came across as a bit depressed, she seemed to have no drive, a reluctance to do anything other than wonder what had happened to her brother, and s [...]


  6. This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I liked this book I have had a review copy of this book for about a year and a half and put it off after I started seeing mixed reviews That was a mistake because this book worked really well for me It is a rather short book but I think it moved fast for me because of how the story flowed I just didn t want to quit turning pages once I reached a certain point in the story I was curious about the characters and their histories from th [...]


  7. Actual Rating 0.5The Art of Not Breathing takes place five years after the death of Eddie Main, who drowned in the ocean His twin sister, Elsie Main, is haunted by flashbacks of him as her family struggles to not fall apart.Elsie doesn t remember what happened that night on the beach But when she meets Tay McKenzie, she is introduced to the world of freediving, and she becomes determined to find answers to her lingering questions, even if it means travelling to the bottom of the sea.One thing I [...]


  8. Woaw That s all I could say or even THINK, upon reading the final page of this gritty, gut tearing, phenomenally messy in the best way debut From page one, I was gripped by Elsie s story She s a shlob And she knows it And though she s not necessarily cool w it That doesn t mean she isn t cool as hell.Cause she is Cool Brave Loving in her own, rough way And even though Elsie s family is one huge jacked up mess, after her twin brother s accidental drowning, she tries to keep her head above water P [...]


  9. 3.5 starsThe Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander is her YA debut novel I came upon this book casually without knowing anything neither of the author nor of the plot itself I had just finished a slow and action packed book, so I hoped this one would be a quick and light read.Well, it turns out I read it in a few hours It wasn t light at all, but it had something that made turn every page eager to know what would happen next.The storyFive years after the drowning of her twin brother, Scottish [...]


  10. 3.5 stars Spoiler free review below This book will be released April 26th, 2015.Thank you to HMH kids for providing me an ARC of this book My thoughts and review are in no way influenced by this Summary Synopsis The Art of Not Breathing is a YA contemporary that not only deals with romance but also with a very heavy topic death and getting over it The main character, Elsie, is a 16 year old girl who lives in Scotland Five years ago, her twin brother, Eddie, disappeared while they were swimming H [...]



  11. Her twin brother drowned under her watch and for five agonizing years Elsie has carried the burden of guilt Eddie had special needs and could be a handful, but she let go of his hand and he ran into the sea to follow their older brother and he never returned From that day forward her family imploded, any surface crack that may have had become gaping fissures, with everyone holding their secrets inside For Elsie, she could see and hear her twin in her nightmares, as if he was calling to her to fi [...]



  12. This is one of those bookse kind you can t put down The kind you keep thinking about long after you re finished The kind you want to read again and again Focusing on the fallout of a traumatic event five years prior, The Art of Not Breathing drew me in from the first chapter, and I became riveted with every page as anxious to find out what was going to happen as I was to find out what had happened Alexander s portrayal of Elsie, a young girl broken and stunted by the loss of her twin brother, i [...]


  13. The Art of Not Breathing was an immersive, beautiful read and a seriously impressive debut The story deals with the different ways in which people grieve and deal with guilt And so much , but I don t want to give away any spoilers The main character has lost her twin and she can feel him, see him, experience him in a way that is lush and haunting and heart breaking but also so beautiful and hopeful The way Alexander writes about the unique ways in which one girl keeps her twin at her side is bre [...]


  14. The Art of Not Breathing is far from your typical YA book In fact, I found it quite odd That isn t actually a bad thing considering that our narrator, Elsie, is different from the norm herself.This is one of those books that mentioning much of it will spoil the whole thing I can say the Elsie is dealing with the drowning death of her twin brother when they were eleven and a very, very broken family Her life is extremely painful and the author spares no feelings in describing the stark reality of [...]



  15. chants softly stop glorifying unhealthy behavior stop glorifying unhealthy behavior stop glorifying unhealthy behavior


  16. I love that it takes place in Scotland The descriptions of diving are gorgeous Elsie is a great character many girls will relate to.


  17. I AM REVIEWING AN ARC.This is a spoiler free review.I m giving this book a 1.5 rating This is of a poorly constructed rant about the main character than a review I m so relieved he s not running away that I kiss him, on the lips, and I have to rein myself back in before I literally eat him I wasn t aware eating people was part of being far too attached to a boy you just met.In all honesty, 1.5 stars might be generous Like most readers, I generally want to love the book I m reading I like to giv [...]


  18. The Art of Not Breathing is a book that honestly had so much potential It is about a girl who tries to remember her brother s disappearance and even incorporates free diving However, the main character seems emotionless and makes some pretty bad choices, which made the book a lot less enjoyable.The Art of Not Breathing tells the story of a girl named Elsie whose twin brother disappeared at the beach when they were eleven She has tried to remember details about his disappearance, but has had no l [...]


  19. This book took me forever to read I love the idea of the story and I really wanted to love reading it, but the writing was a bit bland There were plenty of little twists that you basically saw coming Some of the story lines were interesting and others not so much There some pacing issues and some parts felt very young and other parts were seriously written The writing was just generally inconsistent Even though many of the scenes should have been emotional, I didn t feel the emotion I like that [...]


  20. I wanted so badly to love this book and all it did was let me down The biggest issue I had with this story were the flashbacks They would come at the strangest times and half the time I didn t even know that I was in a flashback It made the whole story very confusing to the point that I had to read some parts multiple times and even ask my sister about it to make sure that I understood what was going on Literally half of the time, I did not understand what was going on I mean looking back, I sti [...]


  21. Source I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for a honest review, with thanks to both Netgalley and HMH book group Cost Free Title The Art of Not Breathing Author Sarah Alexander Genre YA, Contemporary, Mystery Overall Rating 4 starsThis is exactly the type of YA contemporary that I like I like gritty, angst ridden books that will take you on a journey I like depressing plots and books that deal with tough issues, this book deals with depression, m [...]


  22. Narrator Elsie is 11 when her twin brother disappears while they are swimming Now, at 16, she struggles to remember what happened Why wasn t her father on the beach watching them, why did her older brother seem to be looking in a different direction What do they know about that day that she can t remember This is s story of a families burden of shame and guilt and secrets On the positive side, I wanted to know what happened that day and kept reading to find out I found many of the characters cli [...]


  23. An ARC of this book was sent to me for review by HMH, and it in no way affected my review.I absolutely adore this book The character development is amazing, and the story is extremely well written Alexander s writing style kept me drawn in the entire time, and it was very refreshing to read such a well written book.


  24. Wonderful book about grief, young males with an eating disorder, and growing up Somewhere I thought I saw an age recommendation of 12 or 13I d probably bump that up to 16 or so.


  25. I don t even know where to begin All i can say is the main character Elsie Main is one of the vilest characters I have ever had the displeasure of reading about I despised her so much, I was so angry at one point that I started crying tears of rage.Let me just kind of talk about the writing first off it was choppy The chapters, the delving into random flashbacks this emphasis on certain things that later become completely irrelevant was just really irritating I thought that this red lipstick tha [...]


  26. Joins Aimee in her chant stop glorifying unhealthy behavior stop glorifying unhealthy behavior stop glorifying unhealthy behavior I HATED this book The swearing, the TMI, the characters with zero personality, the entirely two dimensional plot Put this on your Don t read ever list or if you re reading it, stop, save yourself the time, DNF it Seriously It s awful The only thing I liked was the diversity when it came to mental disabilities and illnesses Everything else was awful.


  27. With The Art Of Not Breathing, I did something I don t usually do I read reviews about the book while I was still reading the book Terrible idea, I know But the book intrigued me, and left me wondering if only I was unimpressed by the detached, honestly boring writing, and it turns out I wasn t the only one Thank the heavens.The Art of Not Breathing is a story about Elsie Main and her family, set in a small town near Inverness, Scotland And the beauty of this book does not lie only in the settin [...]


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