Published by Sourcebooks on 2014-07-01
Genres: Love & Romance, Sports & Recreation, Young Adult
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 Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You
Miranda Kenneally’s Hundred Oaks series is one that grabs you and pulls you so far into this world that you never want to leave, and Breathe, Annie, Breathe is no exception to this rule!
We get a quick cameo from Jordan Woods (of Catching Jordan) and glimpses at many of the other characters or younger siblings, but something about Annie’s story is just so powerful that none of that really matters.
Annie has experienced one of the worst losses that a person (especially a young teenage girl) can experience. And she’s stepping outside of her comfort zone in search of some closure – when she meets Jeremiah and oh.my.goodness. Her life is changing. Your life (as the reader) is changing. Forget all your other book boyfriends! Jeremiah is about as perfect as they come!!
While Breathe, Annie, Breathe is definitely a Romance, I would probably classify it more as a “coming of age” novel – full of grab your pillow and sob moments right alongside the swoonworthy moments when you fall deeply in love with Jere!
While I recommend starting with the first book (Catching Jordan) you definitely can start with this one! You’ll definitely be in love with this fantastic series! (And maybe be inspired to go step outside of your own comfort zone!)