Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Air We Breathe: A Book Review

About The Book:

Molly Fisk Needs the Courage to Face Her Fears.
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?
About The Author:
A winner of Associated Press awards for her journalism, Christa Parrish now teaches literature and writing to high school students, is a homeschool mom, and lives near Saratoga Springs, New York. She is the author of Home Another Way, finalist for the 2009 ECPA Fiction Book of the Year, and Watch Over Me, which won the 2010 ECPA Fiction Book of the Year. Learn more at
My Review:
From the very first pages you are drawn into a tension building novel, and yet there is hope among the hurt. The book will hold your attention from the beginning, as it did for me. I read this book over a couple of evenings and that was only because I needed some sleep.

The characters and story line were lovely and well-developed, and the whole book is a wonderful reminder that God has plans for us, even the hard stuff, and He is with us through all our good and bad times. There is hope beyond fear to be sure, when our hope is in the Lord.  I absolutely loved all the descriptions and felt like I was experiencing life along with all the characters. I don't like to give away plots of books, but suffice to say this is a book you will want to stay up all night reading. 
This is definitely a novel that I can recommend and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Air We Breathe at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of NetGalley, Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. this looks like a great one for me to put in my TBR pile.

    I'm hosting 7 giveaways at my site this week if you want to stop on over and enter. hope you have a great weekend!

    Diane :O)