Author: Rebecca Donovan
Publication date: May 10, 2011
Her aunt Carol hates her just because but she stays strong throughout the book. There are some intense scenes that will have your heart pounding.
Emma is going through more struggles than the physical and emotional abuse, she is also making choices for the first time trying to find meaning to her life. I didn't agree with her decisions and at times was hoping for Emma to raise her voice.
Sara is her one and only true friend sometimes was a little cliché but she gave the book the spice you need to be able to breathe at times. Evan Mathews the love interest is totally swoon worthy, and I enjoyed the tension between them.
I found myself frustrated with some situations in the book, it was difficult to conceive the reasons behind them, as I kept reading it was easier to try and understand the mindset, sometimes it's difficult to see a way out when you are so deep into your troubles but yes, from an outsider point of view you want to scream at them.
Rebecca Donovan made a wonderful job portraying all the conflict on Emma's feelings, creating and emotional roller coaster. I kept putting this book aside for months and I'm really glad that I finally had the chance to read it. Make sure you have Barely breathing ( The breathing series #2) because it ends with a mayor cliffhanger. I can't go deep into the story but overall I loved this book.