Book Reviews of How to Breathe Underwater: Stories

How to Breathe Underwater: Stories
How to Breathe Underwater Stories
Author: Julie Orringer
ISBN-13: 9781400041114
ISBN-10: 1400041112
Publication Date: 9/2/2003
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Wow - this book sounded interesting and it didn't disappoint! Each story is a snapshot into the lives of people struggling their own battles...not a "happy" book by any means, but the author brings the characters to life with color and imagination. Orringer is a "writer's writer" - never boring, and intelligent in voice. I'm not sure which short story was my favorite - many have stuck with me over the few days I have been reading them. Well worth the credit, and probably one of the best books I have read this year, How To Breathe Underwater satisfies in ways too numerous to count. :)
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Helpful Score: 1
Wow - this book sounded interesting and it didn't disappoint! Each story is a snapshot into the lives of people struggling their own battles...not a "happy" book by any means, but the author brings the characters to life with color and imagination. Orringer is a "writer's writer" - never boring, and intelligent in voice. I'm not sure which short story was my favorite - many have stuck with me over the few days I have been reading them. Well worth the credit, and probably one of the best books I have read this year, How To Breathe Underwater satisfies in ways too numerous to count. :)
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Helpful Score: 1
Made up of several shorter stories, it provides a great look into the lives of teenage girls just trying to figure out life and how to somehow come out okay on the other end, how to make it when it doesn't seem possible, "how to breathe under water". I really enjoyed this book and read it in one evening, as each story is so good that you want to read just one more.
reviewed How to Breathe Underwater: Stories on
Wow - this book sounded interesting and it didn't disappoint! Each story is a snapshot into the lives of people struggling their own battles...not a "happy" book by any means, but the author brings the characters to life with color and imagination. Orringer is a "writer's writer" - never boring, and intelligent in voice. I'm not sure which short story was my favorite - many have stuck with me over the few days I have been reading them. Well worth the credit, and probably one of the best books I have read this year, How To Breathe Underwater satisfies in ways too numerous to count. :)
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Made up of several shorter stories, it provides a great look into the lives of teenage girls just trying to figure out life and how to somehow come out okay on the other end, how to make it when it doesn't seem possible, "how to breathe under water". I really enjoyed this book and read it in one evening, as each story is so good that you want to read just one more.
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A brilliant set of stories, poignant and funny at the same time. A real look into the hearts and minds of young women today.
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In this novel of short stories, the author, delves into the lives of girls and young women and shows us what she finds: passion, disturbing feeling of longing and jealousy and grief.
reviewed How to Breathe Underwater: Stories on
Wow - this book sounded interesting and it didn't disappoint! Each story is a snapshot into the lives of people struggling their own battles...not a "happy" book by any means, but the author brings the characters to life with color and imagination. Orringer is a "writer's writer" - never boring, and intelligent in voice. I'm not sure which short story was my favorite - many have stuck with me over the few days I have been reading them. Well worth the credit, and probably one of the best books I have read this year, How To Breathe Underwater satisfies in ways too numerous to count. :)
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This is an astonishing collection modern fiction stories, each deals with life from a woman's or girl's point of view without resorting to cliché. I highly recommend this assortment of dark stories, some are funny, some are sad, but they are all filled with great characters and dialogue. Simply incredible writing, full of wisdom and rare insights into the complexities of what it means to be human.
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A good read.
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Beautifully written short stories, but each dark and sometimes depressing. Beware: not a happy book, but Orringer has writing talent and I look forward to reading her novels.