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For fans of Girl in Pieces, All the Bright Places, and Girl, Interrupted comes a haunting and breathtaking YA contemporary debut novel that packs a powerful message: hope can be found in the darkness.

“Achingly poignant . . . a love letter and a life raft to the brokenhearted.” –New York Times–bestselling author Alison McGhee

Seventeen-year-old Ellie had no hope left. Yet the day after she dies by suicide, she–New/>“AchinglyPieces,
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Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Sierra Elmore
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I was lucky enough to read a very early version of this story, and I still remember how beautiful and wonderful and haunting it is. Rocky's crafted a beautiful story, and I can't wait to see the final version!
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I haven’t even read this yet and my heart already hurts.
Dana
Oct 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
10/15/19 - I can tell this will be triggering for me, but I want to read it to give me hope on my bad days.
Dante
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

When I first read the description for A BREATH TOO LATE by Rocky Callen, I knew it was one of those books that I would feel in my soul.

I wasn't wrong.

The book is about a seventeen year old girl named Ellie who, after dying by suicide, finds herself stuck. Stuck in memories, stuck in depression, and stuck in the aftermath of a world where she no longer lives and is forced to watch the people around her process their grief. I've lost people to this disease. It's a subject that always hits home,
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Gina Loveless
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This book is going to CHANGE LIVES. Rocky gives a beautiful voice to a girl who finds her life wasn't all destruction and darkness. That there was hope and love, it just never was given the air to breathe.

I hate this book because I know it depicts the lives of real girls and boys in this world and I love this book because it makes me confront that these children are living terrible lives and want to find a way to keep them from their "breath too late."
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