Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Twelve Books of Christmas: Day 5
Reason to Breathe, Rebecca Donovan
Now, this one... it's gloriously written, and talks about something very, very important - and it does it in such a painfully raw, beautiful way, it's impossible not to fall in love with Emma, and to plead with the literary gods for her to be able to escape her hell.
BUT it's not for the faint of heart.
And I don't say that to be funny. If domestic abuse is something that you can't stomach (of course, it bothers and makes all of us uncomfortable, but if it's truly something you cannot read about) then stay away from these books.
Which is sad, but understandable.
I can promise you that there is a happy ending... at the end of the third book. And if you're getting this as a present for someone, be sure to get #1 and #2 (Barely Breathing) as a package deal, because the cliffhanger at the end of Reason to Breathe is brutal.