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Though this was a YA romance mixed with suspense, I appreciated it more for how Jasmine and her family were affected by Daisy's death and their attempt to move on by moving to a new town in a different state.
Jasmine views Daisy as the perfect sister, the prettier and more popular one; now that's she's gone, Jasmine's insecurities get the best of her, which is why her character struggles to accept a compliment. And, maybe why Jasmine she has such a hard time believing why the best looking boy in school is interested in her. Her internal struggle was compelling and emphasized by everything going on around her: the flowers, the posters, the phone calls, and the incident during at the race. I was just waiting for her to, either, sink or swim. Her inner dialogue was her saving grace :)
Since losing her daughter, their mother becomes the epitome of over-protective and over-bearing; but, what mother wouldn't in that situation??
A psychological thriller? Breathe had a pretty awesome and luring start that will certainly get you hooked. "Most days I can almost forget someone murdered my sister." Seriously....How's that for a first line?!?!
I thought the story could have focused less on the practical jokes between Jasmine and her younger brother, a little more on the relationship between Jasmine and Easton...ok...how about more about Easton :)