From Jennifer Niven comes an unforgettable new novel about a sensitive girl ready to live her bravest life–sex, heartbreak, family dramas, and all.
Before: With graduation on the horizon, budding writer Claudine Henry is making plans: college in the fall, become a famous author, and maybe–finally–have sex. She doesn’t even need to be in love. Then her dad drops a bombshell: he’s leaving Claude’s mother. Suddenly, Claude’s entire world feels like a lie, and her future anything but under control.
After: Claude’s mom whisks them away to the last place Claude could imagine nursing a broken heart: a remote, mosquito-infested island off the coast of Georgia. But then Jeremiah Crew happens. Miah is a local trail guide with a passion for photography–and a past he doesn’t like to talk about. He’s brash and enigmatic, and even more infuriatingly, he’s the only one who seems to see Claude for who she wants to be. So when Claude decides to sleep with Miah, she tells herself it’s just sex, nothing more. There’s not enough time to fall in love, especially if it means putting her already broken heart at risk.
Compulsively readable and impossible to forget, Jennifer Niven’s luminous new novel is an insightful portrait of a young woman ready to write her own story.
Breathless is due to be released on September 29th, 2020, and is being published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. You can pre-order your copy of this emotionally charged book — don’t miss Claudine and Miah’s story.
Niven has been keeping us up to date with all the latest Breathless news across her social media sites. From the looks of her posts, she is just as excited about us reading it as we are. The author posted on Twitter:
“This one is even more personal than All the Bright Places and I can’t wait for you to read it!!!! 💚💙”
— Jennifer Niven on Breathless
To read an interview with Niven about her writing and her novels, click here.
To read my post on All the Bright Places, click here.