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Breathe

by Crossan, Sarah.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
Available (6)
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Baldwin Borough Library Young Adult YA CRO
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA CRO
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Young Adult Fiction YA F CRO
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F CRO
 
 
Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA F CROSSAN 2012 CRAFTON 10/12
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult - Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F CROSSAN 2012 CRAFTON 10/12
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F CROSSAN
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F CROSSAN
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA CROSSAN, Sarah
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA CROSSAN, Sarah
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Fiction TEEN SCI-FIC CROSSAN B1
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Teen Fiction
 
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction MISSING
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
 
Status  MISSING
 
 
Summary

The world has no air.

Ever since the Switch, when the oxygen levels plummeted and most of humanity died, the survivors have been protected in a glass dome full of manufactured air. If you want to live, you pay to breathe. But what if you can't pay? And what if you think everything could be different? Alina's a revolutionary who believes the Resistance can save the environment, can break free, and she's on her first mission. Quinn's a Premium who's never had to worry about having enough air. His best friend, Bea, is an Auxiliary who's never worried about anything but having enough air. When all three cross paths and walk into the Outlands with two days' worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In a postapocalyptic world in which oxygen levels are dangerously low and vegetation has died off, the Pod houses survivors of the Switch. Quinn is a Premium; his father's position as a director at Breathe affords him many luxuries, if not his parents' love, including enough oxygen tanks to exercise. Bea, his best friend and budding love interest, is a smart Auxiliary who lives in poverty on a limited air supply. Alina is a member of the Resistance, which is plotting against the Pod Ministry. Together, the teens escape to the Outlands and discover a hidden enclave called the Grove, where trees are being grown and resisters are learning to breathe on reduced oxygen levels. A drifter named Maude Blue is also along for the ride, supplying some dark comedy. Short cliff-hanger chapters alternate between the three teens' points of view and build to an ending that will leave fans breathless for the next one. Offer this suspenseful debut to fans of Veronica Roth's Divergent books or Patrick Ness' superior Chaos Walking trilogy.--Dobrez, Cindy Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the start of a new trilogy, Crossan explores a dystopian world in which oxygen is a rare commodity, strictly controlled by the government of a domed city that houses much of the world's diminished population. Sixteen-year-old Quinn, a wealthy Premium, and his best friend Bea, one of the city's many underprivileged Auxiliaries, are about to embark on a camping trip outside the pod when they meet Alina, part of a band of rebels dedicated to replanting trees and restoring the oxygen-rich atmosphere of generations past. As the three work to stay alive in the deadly outside world, their fragile bond is threatened as tensions rise to the point of all-out war and revolution. The concept of Crossan's first YA novel has potential, and it's enlivened by her attention to detail, the trio of narrators, and constant tension. But while the story is well-executed, with characters readers will grow to care about, its reliance on well-worn themes of governmental corruption and class warfare may make it difficult to stand out in a crowded genre. Ages 14-up. Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary Agency. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Survival -- Fiction.
Insurgency -- Fiction.
Environmental degradation -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Adventure stories.
Publisher New York :Greenwillow Books,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 373 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062118707 (pbk.)
9780062118691 (hardcover)
0062118692 (hardcover)
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