Critical Acclaim:

  • “The novel is extraordinary for its unflinching look at both depression and chronic illness. Without sugarcoating, sentimentalizing, or trivializing either, it never slips into pathos. The depiction of mental health struggles is profoundly accurate and understanding. A gift to readers.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “The shifting perspectives add nice depth. McGovern skillfully imbues her characters with realistic voices. With a plot that moves swiftly, ratcheting up the tension until the crisis, this brilliant, nuanced, and hopeful title will have wide appeal, particularly from fans of authors such as John Green or Sarah Dessen.”—ALA Booklist (starred review)
  • “Approach[es] difficult topics from sensitive, age-appropriate perspectives. The resolution, like the teens’ relationship, unfolds carefully, without sugarcoating, and feels genuinely earned.”Horn Book Magazine
  • “Fans of Cammie McGovern’s other books will devour JUST BREATHE. The stakes are high–one character who’s dying from cystic fibrosis, another who feels dead inside…There’s friendship, romance, betrayal, even a ghost! Seriously, you will not be able to turn the pages fast enough” Belmont Books in Belmont, MA
  • “An incredibly touching novel about medical issues that is also refreshingly different and new from other books in the YA illness genre” University Bookstore in Seattle, WA

Kirkus Starred Review

On Sale 1/7/2020!

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