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Don't Breathe a Word - Holly Cupala
Don't Breathe a Word
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Joy delamere is suffocating. From asthma, from her parents, and from her boyfriend, Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out. She can take his cruel words, his tender words . . . until the night they go too far. To escape, Joy sacrifices her suburban life to find the one who offered... show more
Joy delamere is suffocating. From asthma, from her parents, and from her boyfriend, Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out. She can take his cruel words, his tender words . . . until the night they go too far. To escape, Joy sacrifices her suburban life to find the one who offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. He introduces her to a world of fierce loyalty, to its rules of survival, and to love—a world she won’t easily let go. Set against the backdrop of the streets of Seattle, Holly Cupala’s power­ful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the secrets we keep, and the ways to redemption. But above all, it is an unflinching story about the extraordinary lengths one girl will go to discover her own strength.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061766695 (0061766690)
ASIN: B009F7M0AC
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages no: 299
Edition language: English
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boghunden
boghunden rated it
4.0 Don't Breathe a Word
"There comes a point when a runaway decides it's safer to live on the streets than to live at home."
Mandafofanda Reads Lots
Mandafofanda Reads Lots rated it
2.0
Maybe it's just unfortunate that I've recently been reading other books that hit harder and dig deeper, but while this still told a meaningful story and opened my eyes a bit to the realities of teenage homelessness, the book was just OK for me.The protagonist, Joy, is mostly your average suburban te...
Blkosiner's Book Blog
Blkosiner's Book Blog rated it
4.0
This is a powerful book where the main character Joy goes on a desperate journey to figure out who she is without an overbearing boyfriend and her hovering parents. To learn to breathe on her own. Literally. She has severe asthma which her parents micromanage. When she first met Asher, it felt dange...
Lost in pages.
Lost in pages. rated it
3.5
erica
erica rated it
This is a book about heavy duty topics for a YA - mostly revolving around mental relationship abuse, runaway & homeless kids, but also touches drugs, prostitution, the struggle to survive, trying to make room for yourself in your own world, growing, standing on your own feet, finding love, hope, fri...
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