Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright Places, returns with a deeply emotional Young Adult novel about a young woman ready to write her own story.
As Claudine prepares to graduate from high school, she is focused on three things: going to college, becoming a famous writer, and the possibility of having sex, even if she is not in love. But her family is dealt a blow when her parents decide to divorce, and everything she thought she knew turns out to be a lie.
Her mother takes her to a remote, mosquito-filled island off the coast of Georgia so they can begin to heal from the fracturing of their family. This opens up Claude to a world of new experiences. She meets a young man named Jeremiah, a local trail guide with a love of photography and a past he doesn’t want to talk about. Claude finds Miah to be infuriating and arrogant, but he is also the only person who sees Claude for exactly who she wants to be. So when they sleep together, Claude tries to tell herself that it was just sex. She doesn’t need love, especially since she is already hurting from her parents' divorce.
Raw and moving, Breathless is a summer romance that readers will never forget.