Breath to Breath
Uprooted from his home and sent to live with his estranged father, seventeen-year-old William’s world is feeling tenuous at best. When he’s unexpectedly dragged into a situation in which he has no choice but to help an abused four-year-old boy, William’s world is rocked to the core as he discovers the truth behind the mysterious young boy’s stories of extreme sexual abuse. He and the boy are connected in ways that William can’t even imagine and as horrible memories begin to flood his consciousness, William’s rage drives him to steal a neighbor’s guns, convinced he must hurt those responsible for causing a boy so much pain and betrayal. How William finds the love and compassion he needs to make the right choices is the heart and pulse of this riveting verse novel. Inspired by a true story, Breath to Breath, explores what hurt and healing really mean – to survive you hold your breath, but to live you must exhale.
Ages: 14 and up
Published by: Little Pickle Press