Friday, 25 January 2013
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
My Rating : 4 of 5 stars
My Thoughts : In this conventional dystopian tale, author Sarah Crossan has given her readers a glimpse of distant future which might come true someday. Set in a futuristic world, where the world is worn out of oxygen and stripped of all greenery. Only inside the POD, which is a secured dome where people can stay alive and breathe. Oxygen tanks are most expensive for people like Bea, who has not earned the privilege to be a premium like her friend Quinn.
When, Bea got a chance to camp outside the POD with Quinn, all she wanted to spend some quality time him, with interference of any kind of trouble. But when, Quinn helps a rebel Alina to escape the POD, he jeopardized everything.
For last few years, mostly YA market is following the usual trend of dystopian setting, Breathe is no such exception, yet it was utterly entertain and I found myself gripped by this book. I didn't hold much high hopes for this one where I started, but I’m glad I picked up Breathe as it proved to be surprisingly good.
Both Bea and Alina were well developed characters, while I found the male protagonist Quinn as the human version of puppy, no doubt he acted like one.
Alina is you usual kickass character that you mostly expect to find in a dystopian, an active rebel fighting against the corrupted government. I was rather surprised by Bea, a very compassionate and intelligent girl and I liked how her character growth with progress of the story. There was a subtle hint of triangle in the book that could develop more in next installment.
Breathe is fast paced and action filled. As much as I enjoyed the story, I would like to recommend it for a try to dystopian lovers, hoping you may find it engaging as well.
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