Sunday, February 14, 2016

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Breathe is a young adult dystopian book with a sequel. The oxygen levels in Earth drastically lowered after the government cut down a lot of trees to make room for farmland. Global warming just made matters worse for Earth. A company called Breathe figured out how to manufacture air and put the survivors in a glass dome. Other than that dome, the world has no air. If you argue with their ways, you are sent out to suffocate.

Alina is part of the resistance, but when a mission goes wrong she has to escape and go back to her group to help rescue Earth and bring back all the trees. Quinn is a Premium who never worried about air before. His father works very high up in Breathe. Bea is Quinn's best friend, and only worries about having enough air. The three team up and leave the dome with two days of air. In these couple days, they will learn all the secrets about Breathe, and change the world.

I loved this unique plot because I have never read a book where the world has no oxygen. The book alternates points of view between the three of them in each chapter. I like it when books do that because you can get more of the characters thoughts and feelings than you would normally. Sometimes when authors do this it makes the book confusing, but I could easily tell who was talking and follow along.

The personalities of the characters complimented each other perfectly. Alina had strong beliefs and was very loyal. She wanted everyone to be happy. She was the strongest. Bea was kind and passionate, and thought things through a little bit more, which saved them from bad situations. Quinn was stuck in a love triangle with Bea and Alina, which added a lot to the story. 

I highly recommend you read this book, and I cannot wait to read the sequel, Resist!

Title: Breathe
Author: Sarah Crossan
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 390
Series: Yes, book 1 of 2
Rating: 5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this series! Finally, a really environmental-science-y book in YA. There are tons of medical science and dystopia science fiction novels, but not many quick like this one. So glad you enjoyed it, Julia!

    Lovely review. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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