Breathless by Jennifer Niven is a coming of age story. The book revolves around a girl about to go to college and one summer that changed her life. Published by Penguin, the book hit the shelves in September 2020.
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You were my first. Not just sex, although that was part of it, but the first to look past everything else into me. Some of the names and places have been changed, but the story is true.
Claudine Henry was not supposed to spend her summer on this remote island off the coast of Georgia. She was supposed to be on a road trip with her best friend, spending every last minute together before they go to college. But after her father makes a shock announcement, she is exiled with her shaken mother, with no phone service and no one she knows. She is completely cut off.
Until she meets Jeremiah. Free-spirited, mysterious, and beautiful, their chemistry is immediate and irresistible. They both know that whatever they have can only last the summer, but maybe one summer is enough…
About the Author
Jennifer Niven is the # 1 New York Times and international bestselling author of ten books, including Breathless, All the Bright Places, and Holding Up the Universe. Her books have been translated into over 75 languages. All the Bright Places has won literary awards around the world and been turned into a Netflix movie starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith, with a script by Jennifer and Liz Hannah.
When she isn’t working on multiple book and screen projects, Jennifer also oversees Germ, a literary web magazine for high-school age and beyond. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Coastal Georgia with her husband, children, and literary cats.