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Breathe

Written by: Cliff McNish

Published by: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 0761349626

Genre: Fantasy

Readability: Grades 6 and up

Awards:


  • Winner of the Salford Book Award
  • Winner of the Calderdale Book Award
  • Winner of the Virginia Reader's Choice Award
  • Shortlisted for the Rhode Island Teen Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the Texas Lonestar Award

Review

A boy named Nick and his mother that have recently lost the father figure move into this new house in the bengining of the book, but Nick's mother soons to realize that Nick is not acting normal. His mother tends to see him everywhere talking to himself, but when his mother asks he always says its the ghosts. Nick soon in the book comes in contact with his ghost mother that is not only mean, but willing to kill, so the ghost mother posseses Nick's foster mother and now is heading for Nick.


In the book Breathe by Cliff McNish is truely a scary book to me because I can defenitly imagine myself in this same situation. How I would feel in many difficult situations, and also to be with ghosts. The authors vivid writing style gives you some mental pictures to imagine what not only Nick is feeling, but what his whole life is like at that very moment. This book should give the chills to any reader especially at night time reading, it's one of the best horror books I've ever read.

Additional Reviews

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0761349626?ie=UTF8&isInIframe=1&n=283155&redirect=true&ref_=dp_proddesc_0&s=books&showDetailProductDesc=1#iframe-wrapper <----- Editorial Review's section. There are 2 good reviews from profestionals like School Library Journals


https://drbethnolan.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/review-breathe-a-ghost-story-by-cliff-mcnish/ <---- Another great review!



(This is a book that did not have many real reviews, but did have only one. I added one more to make it so it has different points on the book.)

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Works Cited

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"Cliff McNish Article." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_McNish>.


McNish, Cliff. "Breathe Information." Amazon. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015. <http://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Ghost-Story-Cliff-McNish/dp/0761349626>.


"Cliff McNish Website." Cliff McNish. Ed. Cliff McNish. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015. <http://www.cliffmcnish.com/>.


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Jackson, Shirley. "The Haunting of Hill House." Amazon. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015. <http://www.amazon.com/Haunting-Hill-House-Penguin-Classics/dp/0143039989>.


McNish, Cliff. "Breathe Amazon Page." Amazon. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015. <http://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Ghost-Story-Cliff-McNish/dp/0761349626>.


McNish, Cliff. "Breathe Information." Amazon. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015. <http://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Ghost-Story-Cliff-McNish/dp/0761349626>.


Moye, David. "When Ghosts Attack: 8 Signs Your House Is Haunted." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/18/when-ghosts-attack_n_4123811.html>.


Noel, Alyson. "Shadowland." Amazon. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2015. <http://www.amazon.com/Shadowland-Immortals-Book-Alyson-No%C3%ABl/dp/0312650051/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449091368&sr=1-1&keywords=Shadowland>.


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"REVIEW: Breathe: A Ghost Story by Cliff McNish." Beths BookNook Blog. N.p., 25 Mar. 2011. Web. 01 Dec. 2015. <https://drbethnolan.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/review-breathe-a-ghost-story-by-cliff-mcnish/>.