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Spend your summer with an unforgettable novel about falling in love for the first time from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places.
With graduation on the horizon, budding writer Claudine Henry is focused on three things: hanging out with her best friend, starting college in the fall, and having a fling. Then her parents announce they're splitting up, and her entire future--not to mention the summer--feels like it's crumbling under her feet.
When Claude's mom impulsively whisks them both away to a remote island, it's the last place Claude can imagine finding her footing. Until Jeremiah Crew appears. Miah is a local trail guide with a passion for photography, and a past he doesn't like to talk about. He's brash and annoying, but he's also the only one who sees Claude for who she wants to be. And before long, she's craving every breathless moment she spends with him. A fling is one thing, but surely there isn't enough time to fall in love, especially if it means putting her already broken heart at risk?
Compulsively readable and impossible to forget, Jennifer Niven's luminous novel is a tender portrait of a young woman determined to write her own next chapter--love, heartbreak, mosquito bites, and all.
About the Author
Jennifer Niven is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe. Her books have been translated in over 75 languages, and have won literary awards around the world. When she isn't working on multiple book and TV projects, Jennifer also oversees Germ, a literary web magazine for high school age and beyond. Jennifer divides her time between coastal Georgia and Los Angeles. Find her at jenniferniven.com and on social.
"A coming-of-age story that will make your heart ache." —PopSugar
"[A] bittersweet summer romance.... Discussions about love, sex, family, and the conflicting emotions caused by change are refreshingly honest." —SLJ, starred review
"A sex-positive summer romance that’s worth reading." —Kirkus Reviews
"Niven describes this as her most personal novel.... [She] intimately and sensually depicts Claude’s determination to know herself and her body, and to genuinely connect not just with Miah but with herself.” —Publishers Weekly
"Breathless is a frank and tender novel of self-discovery that fans of Sarah Dessen’s transformational summer romances and John Green’s stories of poignant self-discovery and difficult growth will enjoy.” —BookPage