Try Not to Breathe

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 233 pages
5 Reviews
A dark and provocative novel from the author ofThe Secret Year

Ryan spends most of his time alone at the local waterfall because it's the only thing that makes him feel alive. He's sixteen, post-suicidal, and trying to figure out what to do with himself after a stint in a mental hospital. Then Nicki barges into his world, brimming with life and energy, and asking questions about Ryan's depression that no one else has ever been brave enough--or cared enough--to ask. Ryan isn't sure why he trusts Nicki with his darkest secrets, but that trust turns out to be the catalyst that he desperately needs to start living again. Jennifer R. Hubbard has created a riveting story about a difficult but important subject.

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User Review  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

This is a book about attempted suicide and the mental rehabilitation afterwards that Ryan goes through once he's been cleared to go home and to his 'normal life'. However, I didn't feel like enough ... Read full review

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User Review  - matilda-sharan - LibraryThing

16-year-old Ryan is fresh out of a mental hospital and trying to figure out how to reboot his life after a suicide attempt. He spends most of his time alone at the local waterfall, partly to avoid his ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Jennifer R. Hubbard is the author of The Secret Year. She lives and writes near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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