Book Review: Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

Breathe Annie Breathe Book CoverTitle: Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Author: Miranda Kenneally

Series: Stands Alone but is part of the Hundred Oaks Series

Released: July 15, 2014


Book Summary:

Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.



Breathe, Annie, Breathe is filled with great writing and relatable characters. Honestly Miranda is a phenomenal writer and I enjoy her stories. Her writing makes things feel so real and that keeps me picking up her books.  Her books are all set in the same town and it is fun to see the character’s lives intersect.

I just wish she would leave out some of the sexual content and explicit language that I do not appreciate in young adult books. This is the 3rd book in the Hundred Oaks Series that I have read. I picked up this book knowing that there would be some content in it.  This one left me debating whether or not the entire experience is actually worth it. One minute I think I’m done with her books but recognize that I will likely waffle when the next book comes out and read it anyway.

So is this for you?  Depends on what you like in your young adult books.  If you don’t mind language and sexual content then you will likely enjoy this.  If it bothers you then this one is likely not for you.



Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

Content: explicit language including the F word. Lots of sexual content… innuendo, roaming hands, and sex. I would classify this as new adult, NOT young adult but I’m a very conservative reader. I wouldn’t give this book to my daughter.  She’s 14. It’s too old for her.

Source: Review copy via Netgalley