Breathless – Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven is the #1 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—including the script for the film All The Bright Places (Netflix)—Jennifer also oversees Germ, a literary web magazine for high school age and beyond. Jennifer divides her time between coastal Georgia and Los Angeles.


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places comes a compulsively readable novel about a young woman determined to write her own story—sex, heartbreak, family dramas, and all.

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.

With high school coming to an end, Claudine Henry is focused on four things: sex, starting college, becoming a famous writer, and…sex. But when her parents announce they’re splitting up, her entire world begins to fall apart. The epic road trip she planned with her best friend is cancelled, and she finds herself stuck on a remote island off the coast of Georgia with her mom – an island with no WiFi, no cell service and no friends.

Until she meets the free spirited, mysterious, and beautiful Jeremiah. He infuriates and intrigues her. Their chemistry takes her by surprise, and when Claude decides he should be her first, she tells herself it’s just sex. Exactly what she wanted, right? They both know that what they have can’t last forever, but maybe the time they have can be enough.

Why you should read Breathless :

She’s back! Four years after HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE, Jennifer returns with a story that her fans will relish—and that will draw new readers in with themes that are both personal and universal. This is the book everyone will be asking about.

Judy Blume for today’s young adults: BREATHLESS is an honest look at love and sexual intimacy for today’s teens, by an author who knows exacty how to read her audience’s hearts.

The Netflix movie of All the Bright Places starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith releases February 28, 2020, paving the way for a new crop of readers.

International Powerhouse. Jennifer books have sold nearly 1 million copies across formats, garnered 7 starred reviews, and been licensed in dozens of countries.

Recommend this to fans of Sarah Dessen, Nicola Yoon, Jenny Han.

Imprint: Penguin Click here!

Published: 29/09/2020

ISBN: 9780241371923

Length: 400 Pages

Dimensions: 198mm x 24mm x 129mm

Weight: 277g

RRP: £7.99

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