Thursday, July 25, 2013
She's got a secret
By: Jessica Warman
Katie Kitrell is a swimming prodigy with a secret. Katie’s parents send her to Woodsdale Academy so that she can escape the trouble her brother Will’s growing mental illness has caused her family. But instead of being honest with her new friends, she tells them her brother is dead. For Katie, it’s easier to lie and pretend to move on than to admit that her brother is sick. At Woodsdale, she becomes very close to her roommate Mazzie, who’s hiding secrets of her own, and begins dating Drew, a fellow swimmer. In the back of her mind, Katie is always aware that someone at school could find out the truth about her brother. She’s convinced that the truth could ruin the new life she’s created for herself. If it ever does come out, Katie will have to decide if her loyalties lie with her brother, or with her new friends.
Breathless is a story about the lengths someone will go to protect their family, and about how no matter how hard you try, you can never truly get away from your past.