Review: Don’t Breathe A Word

Oct •  18 •  2011
Review: Don’t Breathe A WordDon't Breathe A Word by Holly Cupala
Series: Stand Alone
Published by HarperTeen on January 3rd 2012
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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"Joy Delamere is suffocating...

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From dangerous Ashlyn, who is smothering her from the inside out.

Joy can take her cruel words until the night they go too far.

Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe…if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.

Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the hurt of bullying, family strength and endurance, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength."

 I loved the way this book is written so detailed, so perfect, that it left me in awe. The plot, the characters, the beautifully detailing of emotions had me reader faster and faster!
I loved the plot line of this book. It was something different yet realistic in every way. I love the the story takes you on a journey that has been coming all along. The author presents the story as the main characters is falling so deep, you can’t help but fall with her.
The characters of the book have so much great diversity as well as personality to them. I love that each characters carries their own dark secrets and each of them is revealed. Not all are happy, but I am glad that some manged to find their way back home.
The love interest in the story left me grasping for hope! While there is so much dark aspects to the book, the love interest paved a way for redemption. It gave me the meaning that even though things look bad, in the end, it will all be okay.
This is a great book of several characters trying to get out of the darkness that their in. They do what they can to survive and the fact that they make it, makes me happy. Don’t Breathe a Word is a great book of darkness then of light.  A journey to find who they are and where they are going.
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. Michelle
    Oct 18, 2011

    I really really really like the sound of this book. I saw it a while ago before it was released and still need to get hold of a copy.

    Thanks for the review 😀

  2. Anna
    Oct 18, 2011

    Let me just start by saying I am CRAZY jealous that you got this book! I’ve been dying to read it forever! It sounds amazing and that cover is just GORGEOUS! Awesome review, I’m even more excited to read it now!!

  3. Carina
    Oct 18, 2011

    This sounds like such an amazing book and after reading your review, I need to add this to my to-read list right now. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

  4. Missie
    Oct 18, 2011

    Gah! I still haven’t read Holly Cupala’s debut. *fails*

    The romance in this one sounds tantalizing. And I love the cover!!!

  5. Oh I’m so wanting to read this book now! Love that you wanted to read it faster! Oh that sounds so delish! It’s going on my wishlist!

  6. Omg I’m so jealous you got to read this! I’m so excited for this title. Fabulous review, Savy! I’m more excited now 😉

  7. Shellie
    Oct 19, 2011

    The cover for this is very eye catching. This seems like something that I would enjoy *another book added to that list*

  8. Alison Can Read
    Oct 19, 2011

    Eeek…I just tried to comment and then it gave me an error. I hope the other one went through but I don’t think it did. Great review 🙂

  9. Burgandy Ice
    Oct 22, 2011

    Thx for the review!! sounds like a great read. I’ve been watching it a long time. Definitely need to read it.