Her entry begins:
I’ve just finished reading Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard (which is coming to the US next year with a new title, Fragile Like Us). It’s a beautifully written story about friendship, family, abuse and mental health. Barnard perfectly captures the agonising and anxiety-inducing elements of female friendship, as well as the positive ones. I was particularly impressed by the way the author shows how unlikely it is that we have the full picture when making judgments about others. There are three main characters in the story – all very different – and...[read on]About The Art of Not Breathing, from the publisher:
Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets in her favorite boathouse hangout. When Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea.Visit Sarah Alexander's website.
The Page 69 Test: The Art of Not Breathing.
Writers Read: Sarah Alexander.