Breathe Annie Breathe (Hundred Oaks #5) by Miranda Kenneally
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: I always love Kenneally’s novels and I always find myself wanting the next one as soon as I finish the previous one!
When I heard this one was about running, I thought that would be interesting.
We are introduced to Annie who does not like running. She isn’t really the athletic type. But her boyfriend Kyle was. Kyle was signed up to do a huge run. A task Annie doesn’t think she can do. But she sets out to accomplish the task anyway. She wants to finish the race Kyle planned on doing. We watch as Annie struggles to get through her daily runs, she gets sick, she gets tired, but she is motivated to finish. She needs to honor her boyfriends memory.
She also meets a guy named Jeremiah along the way. He was quite the adrenaline junkie. I really liked him. He was sweet, caring, but also had a sort of bad boy quality to him. I could see myself falling for him. He also motivated Annie in a certain way and kept her on her toes.
I loved all the other characters in this one! I loved that we got to see a bunch of characters from the previous books. I’m happy to see what they were up too. It made things interesting!
I also liked seeing Annie’s intense training schedule. I felt like I was right there with her getting sick, running, being exhausted, and falling in love again. I don’t know if I could keep her strength the way she did.
I want to go on and on about Kenneally’s newest book but I always end up loving them and this one was no different! Loved it to pieces. Loved the plot, loved the characters, a winner for me.
Overall: Probably one of my favorites by her! Oh, I loved both Annie and Jeremiah. Great story!
Cover: Like it! Its kind of plain but in a good way. It isn’t complicated but is also cute.
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