Kw-logo-smaller

Book Review: Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Book Review: Breathe by Sarah Crossan - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 16, 2012
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

When Quinn and Bea discover that Breathe, the organization that runs their domed community, is not what it appears, they join forces with a group of rebels. Kidzworld reviews Breath by Sarah Crossan.

The Switch

When the humans destroyed all the trees leaving the world with next to no oxygen, the population quickly dwindled. Those who did survive the Switch live in a dome, run by an organization known as Breathe. Using their own technology, Breathe regulates the oxygen levels in the dome. The wealthier Premiums have an unlimited supply, while the less fortunate auxiliaries are forced to pay for their oxygen and must use theirs sparingly.

On the Outside

When best friends Quinn (a Premium) and Bea (an auxiliary) set out on an overnight trip outside of the dome equipped with airtanks, a beautiful girl named Alina, who just happens to be part of the Resistance, attracts Quinn’s attention. They wind up traveling with her and learning that Breathe isn’t the stand-up organization they’ve always presented themselves to be. Not only that, but Quinn’s dad, who works for Breathe, has some devastating secrets of his own. Quinn and Bea will be forced to choose sides – between the unknown and the only home they’ve ever known.

The Bottom Line

Teen dystopian series’ have become a dime a dozen since The Hunger Games made the genre explode. And it’s rare to find ones that are really worth reading. But Breathe is definitely one of them. You can tell that Sarah Crossan did a lot of research in order to make this book factually correct. But at the same time, it’s not overrun with scientific jargon. The story is fast-paced, and written in such a way that we get to see through three different character’s viewpoints – Quinn’s, Bea’s and Alina’s. If you’ve enjoyed other dystopian novels such as The Hunger Games, Legend by Marie Lu, Matched by Ally Condie, then you're sure to like Breathe

Breathe Rating: 5

Have Your Say

Have you read Breathe? What did you think? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

1 Comment

latest videos

Hungergames

What's your favorite topic in sci-fi books?

  • Dystopias (new corrupt societies, such as The Hunger Games)
  • Post-apocalyptic (end of the world novels, such as The Forest of Hands and Teeth)
  • Epidemics (outbreaks of disease, such as The Scorch Trials)
  • Aliens and Other Planets (such as The Knife of Never Letting Go)

related stories

Micro_confessionsofamurdersuspect-micro
When her parents are murdered, Tandy takes it upon herself to find the murderer, even if it’s one...
Micro_thediviners-micro
Best known for her Great and Terrible Beauty trilogy, Libba Bray returns with a spooky teen novel...
Micro_riseofnine-micro
To defeat the Mogadorian leader Setrakus Ra, the Gardes must come together and fight as one. The ...
Micro_carnivalofsouls-micro
From the author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series comes a new teen paranormal series about ...

Random in the forums

american_brit
american_brit posted in Debating:
"catsrcute9" wrote: Sure, some people think they are in love when really it is lust but there are plenty of people, gay and straight, that love each other. I believe that it would be beneficial if we kinda cut down on the baby making. The more people on earth, that means that more resources are being used. In a way gays are doing you a favor. Odds are, early on, gays were most likely killed for being different. So it wasn't like they had to chance to evolve .   If gays/lesbians we made to have babies then gays would not even exist. Just because a century old book says that gays cant be married doesn't mean people are going to listen to it. Modify you bible to the now times. Rules change, so should your's. Interesting... And how do you suggest we do that? Prevent people from having children? Slowly dispatch of the current population? I'm sorry. Life is the most precious  gift. I don't believe we have the right take that away from another. *cough cough* Back to the main topic at hand... I agree that "there are plenty of people, gay and straight, that love each other." You're not wrong in that assumption. However, there are kinds of love -though at the root core it comes with willing the good others. (We should "love one another as He has loved us.") But the attraction and desire to be with another as as man and wife can be one? That's called lust. As a Christian, I believe that such physicality should be reserved for marriage with the intention of bringing new life into the world.  Like any group seen as different, homosexuals have been persecuted (ex: WWII) -as they still are. But in some cultures such as the Roman? Homosexual relationships were actually encouraged. Specifically, male relationships -many, not all, between those of striking age differences. Now do you believe these were sought out for pleasure or out of love? Haha, actually? The Book's been around for well over a century now... Perhaps, maybe there just might be a sufficient reason as to why. Now, to change the rules? Sorry,  no can do. They aren't mine to alter,  though they're certainly mine to follow (;  
reply 28 minutes
puppybuddy123
I would spend the rest of my time with my family.
reply 43 minutes
puppybuddy123
4:50 Halifax Canada!
reply about 1 hour
XxHelpImAlivexX
"dreams11" wrote: "XxHelpImAlivexX" wrote: "dreams11" wrote: Welcome to KW. :3 Thank you! :3 You're welcome. ^^ How are you?
reply about 1 hour
sweettoothfan
notebook
reply about 2 hours

play online games