Just Breathe

A Novel by Cammie McGovern

Description: David Scheinman is the popular president of his senior class, battling cystic fibrosis. Jamie Turner is a quiet sophomore, struggling with depression. The pair soon realizes that they’re able to be more themselves with each other than they can be with anyone else, and their unlikely friendship starts to turn into something so much more. But neither Jamie nor David can bring themselves to reveal the secrets that weigh most heavily on their hearts—and their time for honesty may be running out.

First of all, thank you to Harper Collins Canada and HCCFrenzy for the advanced copy of this book! It was a cute book… totally a quick lighthearted summer read type of book. The main characters are both battling health issues and they seem like such an unlikely duo until you start to get to know them, it’s a cute romcom with health issues thrown in…I heard it compared to the fault in our stars but i would say it’s a way lighter hearted book with a much happier ending! There was a weird part in the middle of the book with like a coma/dream sequence.. that went on for a little bit longer than I thought it would, it just felt like a lot of filler during that part, I felt it wasn’t necessary to the story and just made it feel sillier than it was meant to.. but once that part was done and it got back to the story it was good. It was cute, I don’t think it really brought out as much feelings and emotion as it seemed it was going for.. like the book makes it seem like it’s meant to be touching and emotional with the characters kind of overcoming their illnesses while having setbacks and problems while fighting for each other…but that part of it felt like it was portrayed too “fun and cute” to be that emotional (possibly because of that dream sequence that was thrown in). But overall it was a good read! I would suggest picking it up!

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