Book: How To Breathe Underwater
Author: Julie Orringer
This is my 30th read for the year
This is a book of short stories. Among the tales is a story of a young girl who, after a car crash where she had to escape drowning, she takes scuba lessons to concur her fear of water. Another is a girl whose mother is very sick and they spend a day at a healing commune when tragedy strikes. Another is a young Jewish girl who befriends a Christian girl and wonders what she is missing by being Jewish. And yet another where a young girl spends the day in Disney world with her sick mother and a family friend as she contemplates life after her mother is gone.
This was an interesting book. I have mentioned several times before that I am not a fan of short story books. I read this one for a reading challenge and honestly it wasn't terrible. The writing is very good and the stories interesting....until the ends. Not one story has a satisfying ending. Each one left on a cliff hanger which, I know was the author's intention, but that isn't for me. It drove me crazy.