Try Not to Breathe

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 233 pages
7 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  - BrittanyLyn - LibraryThing

I picked this up by accident, not my usual reading fare. I did like the way it address suicide among adolescents, even if the overall narrative wasn't something I would normally enjoy. Read full review

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User Review  - lillibrary - LibraryThing

16 yr old Ryan meets Nicki the summer after he is discharged from a mental institute. Told in first person, Ryan recounts Nicki's attempts to get him to open up about his suicide attempt as she struggles to understand her father's death. 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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