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Disappointing Breathe avoided many of the pitfalls I dislike in YA dystopian fiction but also never managed to hit any of the powerful high-notes I expect either.

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The first problem is the characters. Chapters rotate narration among freedom-fighter Alina, privileged Quinn, and empathetic Bea. With a title like “Resist” you think it’d be like Rebel by Amy Tintera, but it’s not. Another confusing part of this book was Amaya I think that’s her name.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Don’t you just hate logic? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. If you want to survive, you pay to breathe. And what if you think everything could be different?

Ever since the Switch, when the oxygen levels plummeted and most of humanity died, the survivors have been protected in glass domes full of manufactured air.

If we can just plant enough trees, all will be well in the world again. The ending of the book was much better than the beginning.


Years later, society is torn in two, the Premiums and the Auxiliaries. What would you do if you were desperate? Customers who bought this item also bought. He’s stupid, weak and indecisive; he constantly does stupid ship, but manages to get a backbone after pages of stupidity.

While I realize the author is not a scientist and this is a YA book, I hate when problems are dumbed down. Its pretty plain boring The ending was definitely a let down.

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I would say yes. It gave me hope that the characters could be a better read.

But what if you breayhe pay? Not sure that I know of any I would directly compare it to, since the Oxygen-starved community isn’t a concept I have come across in YA lit before. I enjoyed the slow start and the relationships building in this novel, which was highlighted very believably by the narrator.

Readers will require a lasting memory of Breathe or need to reread it before attempting the sequel, as many characters and plot nuances are not fully explained. We also never get a good idea of why the two sisters fell out. Editorial Reviews From School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-The survivors of the Switch are sealed within breaghe domed city, dependent on oxygen supplied by the government according to their social status. Description The world has no air. If that’s the case, how is it they were able to escape without getting blown the fudge up excuse my language?

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Alina’s a revolutionary who believes we can save the environment. When Quin follows Alina, she follows him, even though she knows this is stupid. Resist Breathe Book 2. I got the world building as far as the pod goes, but I had a hard time understanding how the refugee camp could have so many resources without any connection to what was once the Grove or the Pod.

As far as the played-out genre of YA dystopian lit goes, I think even fans might be a little disappointed by the romance that doesn’t spark, the action that is flat and the story that isn’t particularly engaging.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Still something must be said for the premise of a oxygen starved future which was undoubtedly unique and possibly worth checking out in spite of everything. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Her teenage boy voice was full of angst and insecurities, and reminded me and a friend of Simon from The InBetweeners in a good way!

He made knee-jerk decisions, acted in rude ways and was just cookie-cutter.