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Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally Book Review

Breathe, Annie, BreatheAnnie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.
But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

When I was going through my bookshelf and deciding which book should be my first read of 2015, I stumbled across Breathe, Annie, Breathe. I absolutely love the Hundred Oaks series, and with recently having seen Jeremiah on Lili's book boyfriends list, I knew I wanted to read Breathe, Annie, Breathe! 

Miranda Kenneally always does such an amazing job at writing with utter realism. This book transitions from Annie’s senior year of high school to her freshman year of college, and everything about her experience seemed so real. I’m currently a senior in high school myself, and I could relate so much to the aspects regarding moving on from high school and preparing for college. Not only that, but for the racing aspect of the novel, I felt like I was there, in that I was rooting so much for her every step of the way. 

There are so many valuable messages about taking what life gives you in this novel. With the recent death of Annie’s boyfriend, she tries to work through her grief and come back from it over the course of the novel. Something that she’s pledged to do for her boyfriend is run a marathon- an event that’s she constantly working towards. It was impossible not to connect to Annie and admire what she wants to do. I loved how Jeremiah was there too, and patient with her every step of the way.

Jeremiah definitely deserves a spot on any book boyfriend list! He was so supportive of and kind to Annie. An adrenaline junkie, he’s constantly doing crazy stunts, along with helping Annie along the way. It was so refreshing how straight forward and honest he was with her (especially about his feelings for her). One of my favorite things about their relationship was how it was built on a strong friendship, which I think is one of the most important things for a relationship to be built upon. They were so cute together! 

As always, the cameos from the previous books in the series are awesome. Jordan, Henry, Savannah, Kate, Jack and especially Matt all make appearances. I’m so happy that we got a sneak peek at where all of these characters are! 

Breathe, Annie, Breathe is my new favorite book in the Hundred Oaks series! It told an amazing story and Jeremiah is one of my all time favorite book boyfriends ;) I’d give Breathe, Annie, Breath 4.5 out of 5 flowers.


  1. I just love all her books and I have this in my TBR pile, I am excited to read it! I am so happy you loved it. I must meet Jeremiah!

  2. so glad to see you loved this book.i have only read the first book for the series and I am excited to dive back into this world. I have a really good friend who is a runner and she keeps telling me she needs to read this book. I think I and she will enjoy it. great review.

  3. I really need to read the Hundred Oaks series! I still bought the first two on my Kindle ages ago - I must really get to them soon. Fantastic review! <3

  4. I'm going to have to pick this up soon. My friend Nereyda loved it and now you loved it.


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