Teaser Tuesdays #56: The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

 

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday:

Book cover for The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander.Title: The Art of Not Breathing
Author: Sarah Alexander
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 26, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets in her favorite boathouse hangout. When Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea.

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I am really enjoying this book so far! Though it is sort of sad, a lot of it is actually hilarious. The summery setting by the water is also very enjoyable.

Here is the teaser:

“Shame washes over me. If he were here and that happened, would I really save him?”

21 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays #56: The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

  1. awriternamedcharley says:

    I began reading this book and am just under halfway through. It is a bit difficult because the setting is in a rainy town in England ( right?) where I’ve never been. It is super interesting, but I just haven’t had time to really sit down and straight read it through. Thanks for giving me hope to keep reading it!

    • Candid Cover says:

      I think it is in Scotland. The language is a little difficult to get used to, I admit. I hope that you are able to give it a second chance. I am about halfway through as well.

  2. Literary Feline says:

    The teaser intrigues me. I also have to say your comment about it being somewhat sad but hilarious has me especially interested. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Jaime Lynn says:

    I have seen this book all over the place lately, and it is definitely an intriguing premise. I haven’t ever seen a freediving theme in a story before, so that part is definitely interesting to me.

  4. Fiction-Books (@Fiction_Books) says:

    Hi Olivia,

    Thanks for visiting Fiction Books this week. I enjoy meeting new people and always value and appreciate any thoughts or comments you might contribute 🙂

    I have come across your book before, but have never really checked out the premise in any detail. Your intriguing teaesr lines have meant that I have taken a much closer interest in the storlyine and this is definitely a book worth adding to my own reading list.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Yvonne.

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