375 stars This review can also BE FOUND AT I READ THEREFORE found at I read therefore am Breathe is a book I had heard much much good about Weirdly enough when the movie came out in theaters last November I didn t hear anything about it not even a trailer or something but lately I ve seen and bloggers reading the book and being totally amazed by it so it made me curiousSo this book tells the story of Charl ne who at the age of 19 has already spent two years in prison for illing her best friend this is no spoiler *it is announced within the first chapter From her prison cell *is announced within the first chapter From her prison cell digs back into her memories and explains how she an insignificant ill at ease girl became against all odds best friends with Sarah the beautiful and popular girl and how their relationship became and unhealthy so much that Charl ne had to ill Sarah to get out of her gripMy thoughts on this one are a bit paradoxical although I really liked it a lot I still feel a bit disappointed because it didn t struck me the way I thought it would I guess that s because I read so many dithyrambic review saying how powerful and emotional this story was that I really was expecting to received a huge flood of emotions while reading it and when it didn t happen it WAS emotional flood of emotions while reading it and when it didn t happen it WAS emotional sure but certainly not to this extent I couldn t help feeling disappointed Yet I wouldn t like you to think that I found this book disappointing because it wasn t I really liked it actually That is why it is so paradoxical I liked it Charlène ist dreizehn Jahre alt als sie Sarah zum ersten Mal begegnet und sie ist von der Ausstrahlung dieses Mädchens sofort gebannt Zw. Was handled well but the ending was abrupt It ends with the
murder and the discovery of the body but doesn t explain how and the discovery of the body but doesn t explain how is ends with the murder and the discovery of the body but doesn t explain *How She Is And Exactly What Her *she is and exactly what her was This is not a book that answers the uestions that it raises with the reader which isn t always a bad thing but for me it ept me at a distance in this book Overall this is a uick read about obsession which teens in particular are prone to and it s worth reading just for the subject if it s something that interests you We Charlestown Blues know at the beginning of the book that Charlene hasilled her best friend What we don t Charlestown Blues: Selected Poems, a Bilingual Edition know is why In the beginning we meet Charlene in her prison cell She admits what she has done and she doesn t seem to be remorseful From there she begins the story of her life from a shy child to a haunted adolescent Sarah an American French girl comes into Charlene s life in high school and from then on Charlene s life is doomed This was an interesting novel Short but really long enough What interested me was that the novel claimed to be about obsession and how that can take over one s life However it seemed to me that Charlene wasn t really obsessed she was taken over by Sarah and as much as she tried could not escape the hold that Sarah had on her Sarah is not really an innocent in this story as you think at the start She is pretty evil andnows it She treats Charlene rottenly and finds it amusing It s interesting That s really the best word I can find to describe this stor. Ein grausames unerbittliches Spiel mit ihrer Freundin zu treiben gegen das sich Charlène schließlich nur noch auf eine Art zu wehren wei.
Lot yet I am still disappointedAnyway Let s move on to why I liked this book The first is the topic it deals about and the psychological aspect inherent in it The author goes deep into analyzing the unhealthy relationship between Charl ne and her best friend how it evolves the different steps it goes through and why Charl ne is staying still longing for Sarah s attention and prone to forgive all her wickedness and cheap shots even though from an external eye it s obvious Sarah Is Manipulative And Definitely manipulative and definitely cares for Charl ne as a real friend would doWhile reading I couldn t help putting myself in the main character s shoes and trying to imagine how I would have reacted if faced with the same situation Charl ne has anxiety lacks self confidence a lot and is longing for recognition and appreciation These are feelings I am unfortunately familiar with so it definitely wasn t hard to identify with her And I m pretty sure that even if you don t find the slightest bit of yourself in the heroine you can also put yourself in her shoes uite easily because the author s writing style has that power I Do Hope The Translation do hope the translation it justice You feel Charl ne uneasiness and Sarah s magnetism This book really is beautifully written and I am so admiring the author who wrote it when she was no older than 1 I think the idea behind this novel is really good a young teen s obsession with another teen leads to murder and prison I did think that the obsession part. Ischen den beiden entspinnt sich eine tiefe Freundschaft die doch nur einen Sommer währt Denn plötzlich beginnt die machthungrige Sarah.