Breathe: A Novel

Front Cover
Macmillan, Sep 2, 2004 - Fiction - 128 pages
11 Reviews
Breathe is the haunting confession of nineteen-year-old Charlene Boher. From her prison cell, Charlene recounts her lonely adolescence. Growing up shy and unpopular, Charlene never had many friends. That is, until she meet Sarah, a beautiful and charismatic American-French girl who moved back to Paris for high school. Much to Charlene's shock and delight, the two girls quickly develop an intense friendship. With Sarah by her side, Charlene finally begins to feel accepted and even loved.

However, after a brief idyllic period, the girls' relationship becomes rocky and friendship veers towards obsession. As Sarah drops Charlene for older, more glamorous friends, Charlene's devotion spirals into hatred. Unfolding slowly and eerily towards a shocking conclusion, Breathe is an intense, convincing portrait of a possessive and ambiguous friendship.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
1
3 stars
3
2 stars
2
1 star
2

Review: Breathe

User Review  - Billie - Goodreads

I read this years ago, back when my depression was just beginning, and I just couldn't put the book down(even though this was the time when I hated reading)because I felt like somebody finally ... Read full review

Review: Breathe

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Ok. This book kind of made me feel sick, just thinking about so many people suffocating and having no hope. It just seems quite a possible ending considering how we treat the planet. But for those of ... Read full review

Contents

Forgetting
3
Suffocating
19
Breathing
34
Playing
46
Submitting
63
Loving and Being Loved
82
Losing the Game
100
Watching You Sleep
113
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Anne-Sophie Brasme was born in 1984. She lives in Paris and Breathe is her first novel.

Bibliographic information