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{Arc Review} A Breathe too Late by Rocky Callen

Book Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Ellie had no hope left. Yet the day after she dies by suicide, she finds herself in the midst of an out-of-body experience. She is a spectator, swaying between past and present, retracing the events that unfolded prior to her death.
But there are gaps in her memory, fractured pieces Ellie is desperate to re-assemble. There’s her mother, a songbird who wanted to break free from her oppressive cage. The boy made of brushstrokes and goofy smiles who brought color into a gray world. Her brooding father, with his sad puppy eyes and clenched fists. Told in epistolary-like style, this deeply moving novel sensitively examines the beautiful and terrible moments that make up a life and the possibilities that live in even the darkest of places. Perfect for fans of the critically-acclaimed Speak, I’ll Give You the Sun, and If I Stay.

My Review:

What happens when you pass away?

Ellie has her life ahead of her. She keeps mostly to herself and has one friend to count on. One day she takes her life and has an outer body experience.

She digs deep into the past and the furture. Ellie slowly regrets leaving her life behind and letting her love ones suffer. All she ever wanted to break from the pain and suffer she endure for years.

This book was a very emotional journey for Ellie. She suffer very bad abuse at the hands of her father and watches her mother suffer also. Ellie endure deep mental and physical abuse. Also she Feeling alone and scare to speak up. It was hard reading how much she hurt over the years. You get an look at what lead her to ending it all. Also you get to see how her friend and mother handling on what happen. This book might be sensitive to some readers. It about grief and moving on.

A Breathe Too Late recently came out today if you want to check it out.