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Breathe

by Sarah Crossan

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | August 30, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Breathe is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.

The world has no air.

Ever since the Switch, when the oxygen levels plummeted and most of humanity died, the survivors have been protected in a glass dome full of manufactured air. If you want to live, you pay to breathe. But what if you can''t pay? And what if you think everything could be different? Alina''s a revolutionary who believes the Resistance can save the environment, can break free, and she''s on her first mission. Quinn''s a Premium who''s never had to worry about having enough air. His best friend, Bea, is an Auxiliary who''s never worried about anything but having enough air. When all three cross paths and walk into the Outlands with two days'' worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.13 × 5.38 × 0.92 in

Published: August 30, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062118706

ISBN - 13: 9780062118707

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific! Unable to put it down! Great book. I couldn't put it down. I have been having a hard time finding a book that I love, this one got onto my favorites list. I couldn't put it down at any time of the day. It sucks you in and hooks you with the plot. Unexpected twists keep you in. Great! Can't wait for the second!
Date published: 2013-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from An Okay read It was a quick, okay read.
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A quick read! Global warming has devastated the entire planet, and oxygen levels are at an all time low. The survivors have found a way to live in domed cities which are erected around the planet by the corporation Breathe. They control the oxygen consumption of everyone in the city. Lower class citizens must pay for their oxygen, while wealthier classes have an unlimited supply. Quinn, the handsome, wealthy Premium whose father works for the Breathe corporation. Bea, who is an auxiliary, and also Quinn's best friend happens to be in love with him (Can we say love triangle?). Alina, the headstrong gorgeous girl who happens to be part of the Resistance. Can they all work together to save the dome and everyone who lives in it from further destruction? Breathe is broken up into multiple viewpoints of the three characters Bea, Quinn and Alina. I always liked how authors do this just because you can see what the other character is thinking about the author. I especially enjoy reading about the viewpoint of the boy. Sometimes their viewpoints make me laugh. In this case, Quinn's viewpoint made me roar with laughter. Some of his thoughts are quite hilarious. I didn't care very much about Alina though. She was a tad snobby, and only cared about herself. Bea on the other hand is the sweetheart, and had a lot of sympathy for Maude. There wasn't a whole lot of character development through out the novel, so if you're looking for fully developed characters in this novel, then it isn't for you. Although, if you want a fast paced and exciting read, then Breathe is definitely what you're looking for. I don't think I will ever tire of dystopian themed novels, and Breathe was no exception. Survival, freedom, chaos, and rebellion all rolled into one. I loved the plot! The story kept me turning the pages, and I read this one in one sitting. I'm glad the romance wasn't the focus (thank God!). I can't wait to see what else Sarah Crossan has in store for us. A finished copy was provided by the publisher for review.
Date published: 2012-10-02

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Breathe

by Sarah Crossan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.13 × 5.38 × 0.92 in

Published: August 30, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062118706

ISBN - 13: 9780062118707

About the Book

In a world without oxygen, three teenagers will leave behind everything they know in this gripping and original dystopian novel of danger, longing, and glimmering hope.

From the Publisher

The world has no air.

Ever since the Switch, when the oxygen levels plummeted and most of humanity died, the survivors have been protected in a glass dome full of manufactured air. If you want to live, you pay to breathe. But what if you can''t pay? And what if you think everything could be different? Alina''s a revolutionary who believes the Resistance can save the environment, can break free, and she''s on her first mission. Quinn''s a Premium who''s never had to worry about having enough air. His best friend, Bea, is an Auxiliary who''s never worried about anything but having enough air. When all three cross paths and walk into the Outlands with two days'' worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered.

Editorial Reviews

"An amazing story! Sit down. Inhale. Now, while you still can." (Kathleen Duey, author of National Book Award finalist Skin Hunger)
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