Review: The Air We Breathe
Home Another Way, Finalist for the 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award for Fiction and
What She Finds Instead is a Most Unexpected Friendship.
Seventeen-year-old Molly Fisk does not go outside. For so long she has run away from a moment long in the past, but she’s not running anymore, she’s hiding. Ruled by anxiety, she can only stare out the window of the tiny tourist-town museum she and her mother call home, longing to go outside–to maybe take a walk with the cute boy who works in the pizza place across the street.
Then the chance arrival of a woman Molly knew years ago changes everything.
Back then, Claire Rodriguez was an empty shell. Only in the unique friendship she struck up with a little girl–a silent girl who’d only talk to Claire–did she see the possibility of healing. But one day the girl and her mother vanished, their house left abandoned.
What happened that drove them away? And how can Claire now offer Molly the same chance at finding life anew?
When I started to read this book, it kind of confused me. It was like there were three stories going on at one time. Then I looked at what the dates were and realized that two of three characters were just memories of what had happened many years before.
Other than that, I think it was a captivating read at least for me. Some things could have been written a little different, though that’s just my opinion.
When eleven year old Hanna is kidnapped during a bank robbery, her life changed drastically. After she escapes and returns back home, she is a totally different person. Her personality changes, she doesn’t talk to anyone, and her father is dead, killed during the robbery.
When thing don’t get better, Hanna’s mom takes her and they flee to a different state where no ones knows them. They change their identity so that no one will be able to trace them back to the crime that they are fleeing from.
All in all I think that it was a good read, though I probably won’t read it again for a while.
I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day.
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