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How to Breathe Underwater
Vicky Skinner
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 14th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Kate’s father has been pressuring her to be perfect for her whole life, pushing her to be the best swimmer she can be. But when Kate finds her dad cheating on her mom, Kate’s perfect world comes crashing down, and Kate is forced to leave home and the swim team she’s been a part of her whole life.

Now in a new home, new school, and faced with the prospect of starting over, Kate isn’t so sure that swimming is what she wants anymore. But when she decides to quit, her whole world seems to fall apart. But when Kate gets to know Michael, the cute boy that lives across the hall, she starts to think that starting over might not be so bad. There’s only one problem: Michael has a girlfriend.

As the pressures of love, family, and success press down on her, can Kate keep her head above water?

In an Oyster Shell – This book was super refreshing it’s the best book I’ve read in a long time. It was bittersweet, slightly raw and had me engaged the whole way through.

The Pearls – 

I really like the rawness of this book. It had a slight melancholy edge to it with an ending that just blew me away. I’ve never read anything from this author and I am going to have to check her out. Writing a believable thread of reality where not all loose ends are tied neatly together.

I loved the setting though it has me wondering if the author has ever been to Portland. It didn’t really draw me in with the knowledge of the city but it did make me appreciate it. I live here in the area so I was curious as to why the author chose that setting.

I like the romance but it really had a slight edge to it. Don’t worry you’ll get an HEA with a side of conflict and audacity. I seriously applaud this author.

4.5 Pearls

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Author Bio:

Born and raised in Texas, I don’t act like much of a Texan. I like cold weather and hate country music. I have a gorgeous husband, two dogs, and a Literature degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. If I’m not at home reading a book or doing laundry, I’m probably at the bookstore, nannying three rambunctious boys, or stuck on the side of the road with car trouble. I’m a reader, a writer, and a bit of a crazy person.

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  • Giselle August 16, 2018, 8:34 am

    This sounds very well written and super compelling! Great review! :)

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