How to Breathe Underwater by Vicky Skinner

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Author Vicky Skinner
Title How to Breathe Underwater
Published August 14th 2018 by Swoon Reads
Genre contemporary, romance, ya
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Received from Xpresso Book Tours


Kate’s father has been pressuring her to be perfect for her whole life, pushing her to be the best swimmer she can be. But when Kate finds her dad cheating on her mom, Kate’s perfect world comes crashing down, and Kate is forced to leave home and the swim team she’s been a part of her whole life.

Now in a new home, new school, and faced with the prospect of starting over, Kate isn’t so sure that swimming is what she wants anymore. But when she decides to quit, her whole world seems to fall apart. But when Kate gets to know Michael, the cute boy that lives across the hall, she starts to think that starting over might not be so bad. There’s only one problem: Michael has a girlfriend.

As the pressures of love, family, and success press down on her, can Kate keep her head above water?


How to breathe under water is a story of Kate, they way her live is changed upside down, after she sees her father cheating. We see her life falling apart, but we also see her gaining freedom and finally being able to find who she is, without pressures and expectations. However growing up is never easy.

It's such a touching story, that pull at you emotions. The characters are very real and relatable, especially Kate, I felt like I knew her. :) The writing is really good, I was pulled into the story in few chapters. There were few aspects of the story that I didn't like, like the way Michael and she got together.

It's a touching story, that stays with you, makes you think and feel.


Happy reading,



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