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How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
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Sep 09, 2011

really liked it
Read in September, 2011

I thought this book was amazing. It was full of interesting characters who fought through some of the hardest difficulties the human race has to offer. Among these difficulties are social outcasting, which can be seen in "Notes to My Sixth Grade Self". The book also presents death as one of the main challenges in many of its stories whether it be from, "The Isabel Fish", "Pilgrims", or even "Care". Although this book takes a very blunt and frank tone to some considerably taboo subjects for teenagers, Orringer does a great job of communicating the thought process and emotions of each character as they try to learn "How to Breathe Underwater". I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to get into the short story genre, because Julie Orringer does a great job throwing the reader right into the thick of it.

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Kirstin  Northenscold Thanks for your thoughts, Cam! I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. I like how you make "how to breathe underwater" something all characters in this book deal with, not just the characters from "Isabel Fish." Well done!

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