Release date: 2011
"No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"
He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers…
Emma Thomas is hiding a terrible secret.
Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope.
After so many paranormal books I decided to read a contemporary young adult book. This book was really heart breaking. I cried a lot. It was extreme, intense and a very emotional rollecoaster. Emma's story is just horrible, the abuse and still she stays strong. Her friendship with Sara and her relationship with Evan gives you so much hope for her. I could not put this book down and I finished it in the middle of the night. I had to know how it ended, and god what an awful end! Luckily there is a second book coming up, so I have to wait for that one. You get to know different characters and you really symphatize with Emma. I got frustrated throughout the whole book, because I felt like the situation was unfair and I really liked to help. It's just that you hurt for Emma. She's so selfless and her relationship with Evan was great. I would recommend this book in a heartbeat.