Breathing Room

Breathing Room

Book - 2012
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In 1940, thirteen-year-old Evvy Hoffmeister and her newfound friends struggle to get well at Loon Lake Sanatorium, where they are being treated for tuberculosis.
ISBN: 9780805089615
Characteristics: 244 pages ;,21 cm.

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MillieBT
Jul 07, 2018

Main character Evvy is growing up in Michigan during the 1940's and is suffering from
Tuberculosis (TB)…..loved the descriptions of the sanitorium, the rules and routines...this is
a sad book.....people die.....compelling story...YA

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 18, 2018

***SPOILERS***
The book “Breathing room” has a powerful message of how kids and young adults feel having a serious disease called Tuberculosis. This book leaves you in tears after the other girls die. The photographs included before each chapter are amazing! I loved how the author of the book, Marsha Marsha, made only one of the nurses to be the nicest one but then sadly gets sick. I recommend reading this book, it is wonderful and full of love for the girls.
I also enjoyed how the main character, Evelyn, was telling the reader about how she felt and what happens when someone is sick with the disease. Staying away from your family, and loved ones and having strict rules. Wonderful book!
- @YoumnaLovesBooks of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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ririshres2
Nov 28, 2015

This book is amazing. I really enjoyed it. I want to read it over and over again. The book inspired me to study more about tuberculosis too! It may give you lots of chill, tears, laughter, joy... All the characters are someone you would fall in love with and miss them afterwards.

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puss_in_books
Jun 25, 2015

I love historical novels and I thought that this one was especially good because it was a fresh perspective (a girl in a sanatorium with tuberculosis). Also, I really liked all the bold photographs included before each chapter.

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burgundy_llama_51
Feb 22, 2017

burgundy_llama_51 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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ririshres2
Nov 28, 2015

ririshres2 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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