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Breathing Underwater

Written by Julia Green

Breathing Underwater Synopsis

Freya has come to visit her grandparents who live on a remote island. Last year she visited them with her brother - but last year her brother died alone in a boating accident. Whilst back on the island, Freya finds a way, with the calming presence of her grandparents and the gentle care and attention of the people around her, to adjust to the fact that her brother has gone, and that life - and love - are still vibrantly in the air. A perfect coming of age for any young girl just tipping into teenhood.

Breathing Underwater Press Reviews

'Excellent story from an author who, notably, has written unpatronisingly and sensitively about teenager's feelings' The Bookseller 'Tremendously moving ... there's a real romantic animism about the book that will appeal greatly to teenage girls ... both thought-provoking and reassuring, and it comes very much recommended by me' thebookbag.co.uk 'A truly inspirational book' Aldershot News and Mail

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747595465
Publication date: 4th May 2009
Author: Julia Green
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages

About Julia Green

Julia Green lives in Bath, but her favourite places are wild remote islands, beaches, cliffs and hilltops. She has written more than seventeen books for children and young adults, and is the Course Director for the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Julia’s books for children include To the Edge of the World, Tilly’s Moonlight Fox, Seal Island and The Wilderness War, which was shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Award and the Warwickshire SLS Award. Author photo copyright: Kim GreenWatch a video of Julia talking about Drawing with Light:

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