Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Breathless by Lurlene McDaniel

Written by Ari at 1:36 PM
Do You Agree? 
Breathless by Lurlene McDaniel
Pages: 176
Pub Date: May 12, 2009
Author Website/Blog: http://www.randomhouse.com/features/lurlene/index.html
Synopsis: Travis Morrison is a high school athlete on the rise. He is an excellent diver, and his whole high school team is counting on him to help them win the state championship next year. Travis is looking forward to the competition too; in the meantime, though, he plans on enjoying summer. He loves being in the water and often wonders if he is part fish. On the first day of summer vacation, he goes out to the lake with his girlfriend Darla, his best friend Cooper, and his kid sister Emily. It is a beautiful day, and the water is perfect. Travis decides to do a diving stunt because he cannot stand being near water and not diving. His friends and sister do not think it is a good idea, but Travis is fearless. When he takes the dive, something goes very wrong. In an instant, Travis's life changes forever.

This was a heart breaking story of a all star diver who discovers he has cancer. One day out on the lake with his girlfriend, his sister, and his best friend he goes for dive. And the fatal crack happens. He assumes its only a broken leg. Until hes checked into the hospital and dozens of tests are run. They amputate his leg and he begins to hate his life. He fights with the world as he discovers that he doesnt want to live like this. He wants to be how things used to be. He doesnt want to be having poison sent into his body and being cut up like a frog on a dissection table. This story is told through four different point of views. This story is a guessing game. Who helped Travis die?


Marie said...

I LOVED Lurlene McDaniel books when I was younger! I always wondered if she was still publishing. I'm definitely going to be ordering this! Thanks for the review!

Ari said...

This was a great book I can see why you enjoyed her when you were younger! I hope you enjoy breathless!!

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