Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Hardcover | June 25, 2014

byMiranda Kenneally

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From the bestselling author of Catching Jordan comes a brand new contemporary YA you won't forget. The finish line is only the beginning? Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can't escape the guilt that if she hadn't broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race. But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she's at war with her body, her mind-and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms? and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.Breathe, Annie, Breathe is an emotional, heartfelt, and beautiful story about finding yourself after loss and learning to love. It gave me so many feels. Her best book yet." - Jennifer L. Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You"

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From the bestselling author of Catching Jordan comes a brand new contemporary YA you won't forget. The finish line is only the beginning? Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can't escape the guilt that if she hadn't broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the mar...

Growing up in Tennessee, MIRANDA KENNEALLY dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliche!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband. Visit mirandakenneally....

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.31 × 5.78 × 1.12 inPublished:June 25, 2014Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402284799

ISBN - 13:9781402284793

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Emotional and Thoughtful Read At first sight I didn't think this book was related to the Hundred Oaks series but then I found out it's the fifth book! I was pretty excited because I enjoyed the third and fourth books in the series. Don't ask me why I haven't read the first and second. I do have them but I just somehow started reading in reverse order. I'm weird lol. Anyways, the story and the characters in Breathe, Annie, Breathe were much more than I expected. Annie's going through a hard time trying to accept and just deal with the loss of her boyfriend Kyle. He was a significant part of her life. They got together at a fairly young age and were each other's many firsts. In order to honour Kyle, she decides to train for the marathon that he was suppose to run in before he passed away. They were so genuinely in love it was sad to hear Annie relive her memories of him. She was conflicted about moving on because how could she when she felt responsible for his death. So she retreated into her shell where she doesn't have to feel more for anybody. It wasn't until meeting Jeremiah that she began to rethink her life. She was still hesitant but she was living her life more. I thought Jeremiah would just be a plain love interest but he was more. He's yummy, let's just get that out of the way but he also had a serious problem. He led a dangerous lifestyle. His family doesn't approve of it. Even Annie very directly expresses her concerns for him. Despite the risks he takes on in his life, I like how very easy to read Jeremiah was. He was upfront about his feelings for Annie and doesn't push her for more. He had patience and eventually managed to bring Annie out of her fear. There were friendships sprinkled here and there for Annie. She was not alone! Jordan was understanding, Matt was supportive and Vanessa was super cute. There's also Kelsey. Annie's childhood bff who she no longer spoke to. It's satisfying that Kenneally doesn't just make things sunshine and rainbows between the two. They gradually acknowledged each other again. Breathe, Annie, Breathe was a fulfilling read. It teaches you about letting go and to not be afraid to hold onto the good things in your life! Don't hesitate and go grab this book now!
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Breath, Annie, Breathe was a quick satisfying read. Although not so light and fluffy I think it dealt with grieve in a realistic way. The untimely death of Annie's long term boyfriend left her with a lot of guilt. Which left her feeling like the only thing she could do was train to run in the marathon Annie's boyfriend will never get to do. Annie putting most of her focus into training to run this marathon was super inspiring. I'm a runner, but a lazy one. This book was a continuous kick to my butt to get off my ass and go for that run. I liked how Annie used running to help her grieve. It also gave her a way to meet new people, like Jere. The relationships, familial and friendship, were pretty positive. There were a few things holding me back from loving the book. Ultimately there was nothing phenomenal with the writing or story. It was just good. The banter between Annie and Jere felt more forced than cute. Which leads me to Annie's treatment towards Jere. I can understand the hot and cold, since you know her boyfriends not been gone even a year. But she leads him on way too much. And than she thinks it's perfectly right of her to expect him to not be himself(he's an extreme sports kind of guy; always sporting bruises and such) because she needs him to be safe. It was super hypocritical of her and flat out annoying. Poor guy. Good book and my first taste of Kenneally. I'll definitely be checking out another book in this series.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotional and Inspiring! Miranda Kenneally has a way with words. Her stories might feature characters who are young adult and on the cusp of adulthood, but she makes the issues they face relate-able to readers of all ages. They're interesting, captivating, and entertaining. I always know I'm going to get a great story when I pick up a book by her. I also know and love I'm going to find "Easter eggs", or references-characters from previous books in a non-overt way. It always makes me happy to see how they're doing and this book had references to a number of couples I've already met. Each book so far has focused around a sport. In Breathe, Annie, Breathe, the titular character Annie has taken up running to honor someone in her life. Her anguish, guilt, and pain is palpable as the story continues. The reasons for why are unclear in the beginning, but slowly pieces start coming together. I admired Annie for her determination to run and complete the goal she'd set for herself. She was strong, pragmatic, and yet still wistful. It often seemed like she was wise beyond her years. In the beginning I was taken aback by her interaction with the "backwards running boy", but then I realized she was living again. I understood her fear regarding Jeremiah's need for an adrenaline rush, but wasn't clear on why he was addicted to it. Annie's point of view was the only one and her motivations and actions were clear, while those of others around her weren't always. I felt like Jeremiah had stolen the spotlight from Annie by the end of the book, because I was more concerned with him and his behavior than I was with Annie's. I liked the multiple conflicts Annie had and how they were dealt with. Some were to due to her grieving and others due to growing pains. Each was dealt with carefully, something I liked. I was surprised by how involved I got with the story. I wasn't able to put it down and there were certain parts that made me teary eyed. All in all I felt like the story was written well but it wasn't complete. I know Miranda Kenneally hasn't written a sequel for any of her character's yet, but I do look forward to hopefully seeing more Annie and Jeremiah so I can get the answers I want and see them at some point in their futures together.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Her best yet I absolutely loved Breathe, Annie, Breathe. It is now my favorite book by Miranda Kenneally. The writing in Breathe, Annie, Breathe, the plot line, and the emotional depth had me so invested in this book, I chocked up and teared up several times while reading it. Briefly, this book is about Annie and she's training to run a 26.2 mile marathon on behalf of her boyfriend who passed away. Her boyfriend was training to run for it before he passed away and she felt that she needed to do this for him, to finish what he wasn't able to finish. I just.. Annie felt so much and in turn I felt so much through this book. We get flashbacks of their past and I was pretty much teary eyed through every flashback. I loved this idea so much; it isn't just a fluffy contemporary, it really is much more. I loved Annie, that is a given. I felt all of Kenneally's characters in this book to be so realistic and very developed. It is hard to love a character that never really showed up in a book but I did. I loved Kyle so much to the point that I had my own little crying fest about wishing that I knew him before he died (I pretty much turned them into real life people). Also, the plot was very realistic. Annie's boyfriend passed away, but when she met someone new, no one gave her dirty looks or called her unfaithful. I've read more than a book that did just that and I was perplexed as to what did the people expect of the girl? to turn into a nun? Which is where Jeremiah enters (not to further the nun idea, but the new love interest one). Their first encounter was hilarious! It was in the excerpt that I read months ago and it pretty much made this book one of my most anticipated books of 2014. He is so funny, hilarious, charming, cocky, but at the same time he wasn't perfect. He was a guy and sometimes said things that he really shouldn't have. I still liked him. I sometimes felt that I was betraying Kyle by liking him but I was able to get past that, alongside Annie. They started out as friends and I loved their progression as friends to something more. It was natural and not rushed. I feel like I need a whole paragraph dedicated to Annie and her running. The dedication this girl had was unbeatable. Also, it showed that Kenneally really did her research when it came to training and running for a marathon and the struggles someone doing that would generally get. I especially loved the logs at the end of each chapter and just the whole training process. It really made me want to try running a marathon (not a 26 mile one!). It was also nice seeing Matt as her trainer as well as all the other characters from the previous four books. One thing worth mentioning is that Breathe, Annie, Breather is more mature than her other books in that the love interest is in his 20s. I loved that because now I don't seem weird since I won't be crushing on a minor (haha). This is my favorite book by Miranda Kenneally and it is very emotional, deep, and raw. I recommend it to all contemporary fans out there.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from Esther's Ever After I was excited to have an opportunity to join this blog tour for Breathe, Annie, Breathe since I've read many of Miranda Kenneally's other books in the Hundred Oaks series and enjoyed them. But Annie was one that stood out to me since it was about a girl learning to run - a hobby I've dabbled in for the past year. This latest book from Miranda is one of my favourites because it is a sentimental story both in how it shows Annie as she deals with her grief and as she moves forward in her life. Reasons to Read: 1. Annie is a complex, engaging main character: Annie is engaging because of how real she seemed to me - flaws and all. She's brave for opting to run a marathon in memory of her deceased boyfriend, but her journey isn't a smooth one. Annie has to devote herself to her training, and proves herself to be one of the most hard-working and dedicated characters I have ever read. 2. Spirited romance: I cannot explain in one little review how much I adore Jeremiah! He's a very different type of person from Annie, and from many of the other Hundred Oaks love interests. But he is easily my new favourite! He's a tad reckless, but he's fairly well-balanced with his thoughtful personality and (somewhat reluctant) maturity. He's clearly caught in this young adult phase of his life where he's really starting to grow up and take on more responsibility, yet he still has this more youthful facet with cheesy jokes and impulsive decisions. The two of them, together, have crackling chemistry that lifts right off the pages. 3. Annie's grueling marathon training: I love that Miranda included all the dirty details on marathon training - it definitely isn't pretty at times. As an occasional runner myself, I found myself either readily relating to some of Annie's experiences or reading in fascination of what I could expect should I ever decide to run a marathon (which is unlikely right now). The story is rich for this reason alone, with the added benefit of characters with their own stories to share. The only part that I felt could have used a bit more (or perhaps stronger) development was Jeremiah's revelation about his past choices and current situation. It seemed that there were hints of more going on than we were first told, but it was left open-ended. This could have more to do with my interpretation of the dialogue and writing, rather than any writing error. Breathe, Annie, Breathe is a beautiful story of one girl desperately trying to come to terms with the death of someone who was very close to her. Annie has to come to terms with her own guilt and future, and I loved that this took place with her marathon training as a tool. E-galley received from Raincoast Books via NetGalley for review; no other compensation was received.
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from Esther's Ever After I was excited to have an opportunity to join this blog tour for Breathe, Annie, Breathe since I've read many of Miranda Kenneally's other books in the Hundred Oaks series and enjoyed them. But Annie was one that stood out to me since it was about a girl learning to run - a hobby I've dabbled in for the past year. This latest book from Miranda is one of my favourites because it is a sentimental story both in how it shows Annie as she deals with her grief and as she moves forward in her life. Reasons to Read: 1. Annie is a complex, engaging main character: Annie is engaging because of how real she seemed to me - flaws and all. She's brave for opting to run a marathon in memory of her deceased boyfriend, but her journey isn't a smooth one. Annie has to devote herself to her training, and proves herself to be one of the most hard-working and dedicated characters I have ever read. 2. Spirited romance: I cannot explain in one little review how much I adore Jeremiah! He's a very different type of person from Annie, and from many of the other Hundred Oaks love interests. But he is easily my new favourite! He's a tad reckless, but he's fairly well-balanced with his thoughtful personality and (somewhat reluctant) maturity. He's clearly caught in this young adult phase of his life where he's really starting to grow up and take on more responsibility, yet he still has this more youthful facet with cheesy jokes and impulsive decisions. The two of them, together, have crackling chemistry that lifts right off the pages. 3. Annie's grueling marathon training: I love that Miranda included all the dirty details on marathon training - it definitely isn't pretty at times. As an occasional runner myself, I found myself either readily relating to some of Annie's experiences or reading in fascination of what I could expect should I ever decide to run a marathon (which is unlikely right now). The story is rich for this reason alone, with the added benefit of characters with their own stories to share. The only part that I felt could have used a bit more (or perhaps stronger) development was Jeremiah's revelation about his past choices and current situation. It seemed that there were hints of more going on than we were first told, but it was left open-ended. This could have more to do with my interpretation of the dialogue and writing, rather than any writing error. Breathe, Annie, Breathe is a beautiful story of one girl desperately trying to come to terms with the death of someone who was very close to her. Annie has to come to terms with her own guilt and future, and I loved that this took place with her marathon training as a tool. E-galley received from Raincoast Books via NetGalley for review; no other compensation was received.
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from Esther's Ever After I was excited to have an opportunity to join this blog tour for Breathe, Annie, Breathe since I've read many of Miranda Kenneally's other books in the Hundred Oaks series and enjoyed them. But Annie was one that stood out to me since it was about a girl learning to run - a hobby I've dabbled in for the past year. This latest book from Miranda is one of my favourites because it is a sentimental story both in how it shows Annie as she deals with her grief and as she moves forward in her life. Reasons to Read: 1. Annie is a complex, engaging main character: Annie is engaging because of how real she seemed to me - flaws and all. She's brave for opting to run a marathon in memory of her deceased boyfriend, but her journey isn't a smooth one. Annie has to devote herself to her training, and proves herself to be one of the most hard-working and dedicated characters I have ever read. 2. Spirited romance: I cannot explain in one little review how much I adore Jeremiah! He's a very different type of person from Annie, and from many of the other Hundred Oaks love interests. But he is easily my new favourite! He's a tad reckless, but he's fairly well-balanced with his thoughtful personality and (somewhat reluctant) maturity. He's clearly caught in this young adult phase of his life where he's really starting to grow up and take on more responsibility, yet he still has this more youthful facet with cheesy jokes and impulsive decisions. The two of them, together, have crackling chemistry that lifts right off the pages. 3. Annie's grueling marathon training: I love that Miranda included all the dirty details on marathon training - it definitely isn't pretty at times. As an occasional runner myself, I found myself either readily relating to some of Annie's experiences or reading in fascination of what I could expect should I ever decide to run a marathon (which is unlikely right now). The story is rich for this reason alone, with the added benefit of characters with their own stories to share. The only part that I felt could have used a bit more (or perhaps stronger) development was Jeremiah's revelation about his past choices and current situation. It seemed that there were hints of more going on than we were first told, but it was left open-ended. This could have more to do with my interpretation of the dialogue and writing, rather than any writing error. Breathe, Annie, Breathe is a beautiful story of one girl desperately trying to come to terms with the death of someone who was very close to her. Annie has to come to terms with her own guilt and future, and I loved that this took place with her marathon training as a tool. E-galley received from Raincoast Books via NetGalley for review; no other compensation was received.
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this Book!! I want to hug this book! Including Jeremiah :) I totally devoured this book! Miranda Kenneally's writing was beautiful and heartbreaking. It was also great to see all the character cameos from Miranda's past books where we got to see many people like Sam Henry, Matt
Date published: 2014-07-17