Coming Up for Air
Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.
All of Maggie's focus and free time is spent swimming. She's not only striving to earn scholarships—she's training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team, and cheers her on. But Levi's already earned an Olympic tryout, so Maggie feels even mo...more
Love love loved Maggie and Levi. They're both so focused and honestly good people. I enjoyed their banter and inside jokes and I'm ready to play Overboard with them. I also loved their little group of friends. As always, some of the best scenes had Jordan in them.
The plot was exactly what I was expecting and when the inevitable conflict happens, I was rooting fo ...more
“I want you to teach me to hook up.”
This was a YA contemporary romance featuring a best-friends to lovers storyline.
I really liked Maggie in this and I felt really sorry for her when she was bullied by another swimmer. I also liked Levi, and the chemistry between them was really good.
The storyline in this was about Maggie asking Levi to teach her how to hook-up, and them then discovering that their f ...more
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.
Kenneally's Hundred Oaks series is one of my favourite YA Contemporary series, of all time! I simply adore her story telling, and immediately started the final book in the series as soon as it became available on NetGalley. In Coming Up For Air, Maggie has next to no time for a personal life. Everything revolves around swimming, and her hope that she will one day qualify for the US Olympic team ...more
5 shiny stars.
I loved EVERYTHING about it: the writing, the humor, the characters (one of the best main characters in a contemporary, I absolutely adore her), the storyline, the ending. It is pretty much drama free, even though there is personal or relationship struggle, the characters are mature for their age, there is comunication (even though sometimes they have no idea what they a ...more
I adore Miranda Kenneally's writing. Her YA stories are one of my go-to's when I'm hankering for a light, YA romance read.
Coming Up For Air checks all the YA romance boxes, and I enjoyed it. It's a pretty straightforward story. What you read in the blurb is what you get.
Maggie is a competitive swimmer who wants an Olympic tryout spot. Her best friend, Levi already has a spot and Maggie is working overtime to get in as well. Even with that goal, Maggie is still a teenager. Yes, she ha ...more
Yep, that's right. Hundred Oaks is done, according to Miranda Kenneally's Twitter feed. Her final book in the series, Coming Up For Air, is all about firsts but it also takes a look back to where it all started.
Maggie King has been swimming towards the Olympic trials almost the entire 17+ years of her life. With her best friend Levi Lucassen by her side the entire way, they both train hard almost every day. The one break... Friday nights with their other two best f ...more
But this is a story of sexual discovery (not unlike Judy Bloom's Forever . . .) only in a modern world where the college hook-up culture has clearly penetrated the American High School. And that depresses me. Kenneally is an outstanding writer so she is neither condemning nor condoning that developme ...more
Guys, this was so good.
Like really, adorably, amazingly good!
I wasn’t a huge fan of Catching Jordan, Miranda Kenneally’s first novel in the Hundred Oaks series. When I received this from Netgalley I wasn’t sure what to expect. As someone who absolutely loves swimming, I was hoping this would entice more than football does and I just could not put it down! I seriously read this in one sitting! Although the romance was perfect (who else loves the “best friends to something more” trope?), I was a ...more
I’ve read five of Miranda Kenneally’s Hundred Oaks books, but Coming Up for Air is the only one that’s ever been absolutely unputdownable for me. I don’t know if it’s the really amazing friendship/relationship between protagonist Maggie King and best friend/swimming partner Levi Lucassen, the sex positivity, the descriptions of thetraining needed for the Olympics, or the absolute steaminess of the romance…
Ok, wait, who am I kidding, it’s definitely the s ...more
This one lacked a certain depth the others had, but I was hooked until the end, per usual.
I wasn’t aware going into Coming Up For Air that this was the last book in the Hundred Oaks series. This series has been such a comforting and pleasant presence in my reading life, so I’m sad that it’s over. For me, these books have consistently grown better and Miranda Kenneally’s strength as a YA writer has only improved. Coming Up For Air was a satisfying conclusion, though I’m going to admit, it wasn’t my favorite book from the author for a couple of reasons.
I don’t quite get why friend ...more
If you know me, you know that two things are true: 1) I don't usually get along well with fluffy; and 2) I will read anything that promises me swimming. So I was on the fence about whether I should read this, especially since it was part of a series that I'd never read. But alas, it was such a fabulously pleasant surprise! First, if you haven't read the other books, it is absolutely not ...more
Release Date: July 4th, 2017
DNF @ 12%
Thanks so much for the publisher for sending me an E-ARC of this book via Netgalley - thanks again!
I had always wondered about Miranda Kenneally's books. Her name continues to crop up in YA contemporary, and since I'm clearly a lover of contemporary, it seems that I should have picked up one of her books by now. Alas, I had yet to make it to one to this book. Perhaps because she used a lot of sports themes in her books? ...more
Maggie has always focused on he swimming and she hadn't regretted until lately when she has a trauma of a hook-up. But the only one she can think of to teach her how to do it the proper way is her best friend Levi. In fact, she can't stop thinking of him in too many unspeakable ways.
This book comes with a funny story, I've been after it for months and months but I never not ...more
I have said this about every review of a book in this series, but I don’t care. I love when a new book comes out and I can sit down and binge-read for hours, getting lost in the fantastic, sporty world that Miranda Kenneally has created. I also love that each book features a different girl who’s obsessed with a sport. I’m not a sporty girl at all, so it’s great to get a sense of how dedicated and strong you have to be to swim, play soccer, football, play softball or trai ...more
I cannot express enough how much I absolutely adore Miranda Kenneally's' Hundred Oaks series! They are seriously my go to books whenever I need cheering up. So when I saw Coming Up For Air on NetGalley, I immediately pushed that request button. This novel was light, funny, charming, and with an adorable romance that Miranda creates everytime, along with a great sports background of swimming. I absoutely love to swim!
Both Magg ...more
Maggie's life revolves around swim. Eat, sleep, swim and swim some more. She wants to be one of the best, and that means practice, practice and more practice. She hasn't had time to enjoy the normal high school experience. She decides she needs help from her best friend, so Maggie isn't a complete novice by the time she goes to college. Her best friend is also a swimming champion and doesn't have time ...more
"We can't. That's swimcest."
So, my initial reaction to this book:
And I mean "fluf ...more
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