How to Breathe Underwater

How to Breathe Underwater

Kate?s father has been pressuring her to be perfect for her whole life, pushing her to be the best swimmer she can be. But when Kate finds her dad cheating on her mom, Kate?s perfect world comes crashing down, and Kate is forced to leave home and the swim team she's been a part of her whole life. Now in a new home, new school, and faced with the prospect of starting over, K Kate?s father has been pressuring her to be perfect for her whole life, pushing her to be the best swimmer she ...

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Title:How to Breathe Underwater
Author:Vicky Skinner
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1250136113
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

How to Breathe Underwater Reviews

  • Lauren
    Aug 16, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

  • Kate Avino
    Aug 30, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

    How to Breathe Underwater... this book has all the feels! Kate, a champion swimmer for her school's high school team, is challenged by family issues; she is forced to move to a different school district with her mom and sister. She emotionally struggles in the new city without her best...

    Adored this book! The character development was lovely and I couldn?t stop reading. ...

  • Alexis Neuville
    Aug 10, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

  • Katy Upperman
    Jul 16, 2017

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

  • P.A. Pursley
    Mar 29, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

    How to Breathe Underwater... this book has all the feels! Kate, a champion swimmer for her school's high school team, is challenged by family issues; she is forced to move to a different school district with her mom and sister. She emotionally struggles in the new city without her best...

    Adored this book! The character development was lovely and I couldn?t stop reading. ...

    I LOVE this book! I LOVE the characters! I love how there are issues and drama in this book without being dramatic. Every one of us has gone through something like one of these characters. And we need a book like this to know we?re not alone. To know we?ll get through. There?s a ...

    In author Vicky Skinner?s novel ?How to Breathe Underwater? readers follow in the strokes of Kate who has spent her life being a competitive swimmer. Kate has her whole life figured out, but when her dad, who is also her swimming coach, cheats on her mom, Kate and her mom leave a...

    If you like romance and new beginnings, you'll love Kate. She and her mom have just moved to a new city and a new school after a scandal tore their family apart. As Kate struggles to come to terms with her father's infidelity, she abandons the one thing she's always had -- competitive ...

    Kate is a competitive swimmer whose identity has unfortunately become indistinguishable from her achievements in the water. When it all comes tumbling down, Kate has to start over at the age of 17, discovering who she is without the foundation that's shaped most of her life. Of course ...

    I am not a huge relationship based book reader but this one was great! The relationships felt real and maybe because it hit a little close to home is why it made me cry. The story is well-written and takes on relationships between friends, parents, and lovers. I look forward to reading...

  • Maggie
    Nov 25, 2017

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

  • Jennifer H.
    Mar 24, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

    How to Breathe Underwater... this book has all the feels! Kate, a champion swimmer for her school's high school team, is challenged by family issues; she is forced to move to a different school district with her mom and sister. She emotionally struggles in the new city without her best...

    Adored this book! The character development was lovely and I couldn?t stop reading. ...

    I LOVE this book! I LOVE the characters! I love how there are issues and drama in this book without being dramatic. Every one of us has gone through something like one of these characters. And we need a book like this to know we?re not alone. To know we?ll get through. There?s a ...

    In author Vicky Skinner?s novel ?How to Breathe Underwater? readers follow in the strokes of Kate who has spent her life being a competitive swimmer. Kate has her whole life figured out, but when her dad, who is also her swimming coach, cheats on her mom, Kate and her mom leave a...

    If you like romance and new beginnings, you'll love Kate. She and her mom have just moved to a new city and a new school after a scandal tore their family apart. As Kate struggles to come to terms with her father's infidelity, she abandons the one thing she's always had -- competitive ...

    Kate is a competitive swimmer whose identity has unfortunately become indistinguishable from her achievements in the water. When it all comes tumbling down, Kate has to start over at the age of 17, discovering who she is without the foundation that's shaped most of her life. Of course ...

    I am not a huge relationship based book reader but this one was great! The relationships felt real and maybe because it hit a little close to home is why it made me cry. The story is well-written and takes on relationships between friends, parents, and lovers. I look forward to reading...

    I'm loving the spate of sporty YA novels out there at the moment. This one is in the elite world of swimming, and I like that swimming is at the foreground rather than in the background. But then the teen-relevant issues covered (like falling for your best friend's guy, dealing with di...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book grew on me as soon as I put it down. Kate is someone that I think everyone can relate to in some way....doesn't everyone struggle with deciding what they want vs. what their parents want for them at some point in their life? (If this hasn't happened to you ...

    This one made me all kinds of nervous! A story - that at its core is raw and real - but also shows how sometimes second chances come around because we weren't ready the first time. ...

  • Ms. Nguyen
    Jun 10, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

  • Shawn
    Apr 02, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

    How to Breathe Underwater... this book has all the feels! Kate, a champion swimmer for her school's high school team, is challenged by family issues; she is forced to move to a different school district with her mom and sister. She emotionally struggles in the new city without her best...

    Adored this book! The character development was lovely and I couldn?t stop reading. ...

    I LOVE this book! I LOVE the characters! I love how there are issues and drama in this book without being dramatic. Every one of us has gone through something like one of these characters. And we need a book like this to know we?re not alone. To know we?ll get through. There?s a ...

    In author Vicky Skinner?s novel ?How to Breathe Underwater? readers follow in the strokes of Kate who has spent her life being a competitive swimmer. Kate has her whole life figured out, but when her dad, who is also her swimming coach, cheats on her mom, Kate and her mom leave a...

    If you like romance and new beginnings, you'll love Kate. She and her mom have just moved to a new city and a new school after a scandal tore their family apart. As Kate struggles to come to terms with her father's infidelity, she abandons the one thing she's always had -- competitive ...

  • Dewey
    Apr 05, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

  • Kathryn Berla
    Dec 01, 2017

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

    How to Breathe Underwater... this book has all the feels! Kate, a champion swimmer for her school's high school team, is challenged by family issues; she is forced to move to a different school district with her mom and sister. She emotionally struggles in the new city without her best...

    Adored this book! The character development was lovely and I couldn?t stop reading. ...

    I LOVE this book! I LOVE the characters! I love how there are issues and drama in this book without being dramatic. Every one of us has gone through something like one of these characters. And we need a book like this to know we?re not alone. To know we?ll get through. There?s a ...

    In author Vicky Skinner?s novel ?How to Breathe Underwater? readers follow in the strokes of Kate who has spent her life being a competitive swimmer. Kate has her whole life figured out, but when her dad, who is also her swimming coach, cheats on her mom, Kate and her mom leave a...

    If you like romance and new beginnings, you'll love Kate. She and her mom have just moved to a new city and a new school after a scandal tore their family apart. As Kate struggles to come to terms with her father's infidelity, she abandons the one thing she's always had -- competitive ...

    Kate is a competitive swimmer whose identity has unfortunately become indistinguishable from her achievements in the water. When it all comes tumbling down, Kate has to start over at the age of 17, discovering who she is without the foundation that's shaped most of her life. Of course ...

  • Candyce Kirk
    Aug 12, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

  • Amelia Brunskill
    Mar 23, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

  • Meghan
    Jul 22, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

    How to Breathe Underwater... this book has all the feels! Kate, a champion swimmer for her school's high school team, is challenged by family issues; she is forced to move to a different school district with her mom and sister. She emotionally struggles in the new city without her best...

    Adored this book! The character development was lovely and I couldn?t stop reading. ...

    I LOVE this book! I LOVE the characters! I love how there are issues and drama in this book without being dramatic. Every one of us has gone through something like one of these characters. And we need a book like this to know we?re not alone. To know we?ll get through. There?s a ...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Aug 01, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

  • Tina
    Aug 14, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

  • Michelle
    Aug 15, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

  • Justine
    Aug 30, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

  • Simant ♥ Flipping Through the Pages
    Jun 14, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

  • Karlita | Tale Out Loud
    Aug 05, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

  • Teresa
    Nov 25, 2017

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

    How to Breathe Underwater... this book has all the feels! Kate, a champion swimmer for her school's high school team, is challenged by family issues; she is forced to move to a different school district with her mom and sister. She emotionally struggles in the new city without her best...

    Adored this book! The character development was lovely and I couldn?t stop reading. ...

    I LOVE this book! I LOVE the characters! I love how there are issues and drama in this book without being dramatic. Every one of us has gone through something like one of these characters. And we need a book like this to know we?re not alone. To know we?ll get through. There?s a ...

    In author Vicky Skinner?s novel ?How to Breathe Underwater? readers follow in the strokes of Kate who has spent her life being a competitive swimmer. Kate has her whole life figured out, but when her dad, who is also her swimming coach, cheats on her mom, Kate and her mom leave a...

    If you like romance and new beginnings, you'll love Kate. She and her mom have just moved to a new city and a new school after a scandal tore their family apart. As Kate struggles to come to terms with her father's infidelity, she abandons the one thing she's always had -- competitive ...

    Kate is a competitive swimmer whose identity has unfortunately become indistinguishable from her achievements in the water. When it all comes tumbling down, Kate has to start over at the age of 17, discovering who she is without the foundation that's shaped most of her life. Of course ...

    I am not a huge relationship based book reader but this one was great! The relationships felt real and maybe because it hit a little close to home is why it made me cry. The story is well-written and takes on relationships between friends, parents, and lovers. I look forward to reading...

    I'm loving the spate of sporty YA novels out there at the moment. This one is in the elite world of swimming, and I like that swimming is at the foreground rather than in the background. But then the teen-relevant issues covered (like falling for your best friend's guy, dealing with di...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book grew on me as soon as I put it down. Kate is someone that I think everyone can relate to in some way....doesn't everyone struggle with deciding what they want vs. what their parents want for them at some point in their life? (If this hasn't happened to you ...

  • Lisa Super
    Aug 24, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

  • Rebecca June
    Aug 17, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Oct 09, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

  • Jessica Smith
    Sep 07, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

  • Caitlin
    May 25, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

    How to Breathe Underwater... this book has all the feels! Kate, a champion swimmer for her school's high school team, is challenged by family issues; she is forced to move to a different school district with her mom and sister. She emotionally struggles in the new city without her best...

    Adored this book! The character development was lovely and I couldn?t stop reading. ...

    I LOVE this book! I LOVE the characters! I love how there are issues and drama in this book without being dramatic. Every one of us has gone through something like one of these characters. And we need a book like this to know we?re not alone. To know we?ll get through. There?s a ...

    In author Vicky Skinner?s novel ?How to Breathe Underwater? readers follow in the strokes of Kate who has spent her life being a competitive swimmer. Kate has her whole life figured out, but when her dad, who is also her swimming coach, cheats on her mom, Kate and her mom leave a...

  • Isadora
    Sep 10, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

  • Rachelle
    Sep 03, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

    How to Breathe Underwater... this book has all the feels! Kate, a champion swimmer for her school's high school team, is challenged by family issues; she is forced to move to a different school district with her mom and sister. She emotionally struggles in the new city without her best...

  • Samantha Hastings
    Mar 14, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

  • T.M. Hall
    Apr 17, 2018

    Full review on: Flipping Through the Pages How to Breathe Underwater is a beautiful book taking you through self-discovery and realization. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through love and loss and what a thoughtful book it is. This story is about Kate who is...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Once more, I decided to test my reading choice and went blind on this book. And it seems like I had another fantastic, unforgettable experience because I was instantly hooked the moment I started reading the book. Thi...

    Kate spent the last ten years of her life working to be the best in order to earn her father's love, until he betrayed her and her family. Forced to start over in a new town, in a new school, in a new home, she had to figure out what swimming really meant to her, and if it even still b...

    Holy Smokes, albeit modern day romance clichés, this made me cry, laugh, and died out of swooning. I love how ?How to Breathe Underwater? posed as a simplistic yet profoundly heartfelt novel at the same time. What the MC struggles with were similar to mine~not all. And I instan...

    4.5 stars!! This book completely blew me away!! It was so different than what I was expecting. A well-written touching novel about change, grief, expectations and relationships. It deals with many important topics and it?s very real, depicting teenage life as it is, and showing th...

    Oh, my heart. What a deep, thoughtful look into love and loss in its many forms. Everyone can relate to Kate and Michael's struggles and triumphs in some way or another, even if you're not a star swimmer or above-average salsa dancer. :) I can't wait for this book to be out in the worl...

    Prior to starting Vickey Skinner's How to Breathe Underwater, I hadn't heard too much about it. However, I can never resist a pretty cover and a synopsis that screams romance and contemporary goodness so I eagerly dove in. The result? How to Breathe Underwater was one heck of a tre...

    Kate's world is turned upside down when her dad (and swim coach) is caught making out with a swim mom in his office.. in front of everybody. Her mom uproots her to be closer to her engaged sister.. and the rest is.. a boring, cliched story. I skimmed the last few chapters of this bo...

    This book takes a heartfelt look at how it can feel to move to a new school, have a crush on someone who is already spoken for, and deal with parental expectations that have become more of a burden than a blessing. I enjoyed the characters, and I also appreciated what felt like an insi...

    The perfect end-of-summer read to enjoy by the pool. I flew through this one and highly recommend for someone wanting a romance that?s light and hopeful, but still deals with some darker issues that give it a little edge. I also adored the sibling relationship between Kate and Lily. ...

    While there were small portions of this that I enjoyed, I think my favorite thing about it was that it was short enough to finish reading in a few hours on my plane ride to Washington DC. Just reading the synopsis clues you in on what the book will be like--kind of choppy, not always v...

    Great story that made me laugh, cry, and super happy. Has a lot going on within the pages, but does a really good job at handling all the different subplots. ...

    It?s definitely a book to dive into! Kate is a likable and relate-able character who is dealing with her parent?s messy divorce, moving, a new love, and swimming. Kate is angry at her father (who is also her former swim coach) for pressuring her to swim so hard in hopes of gaining ...

    Three Awesome Things About HOW TO BREATH UNDERWATER 1. Fully developed cast. While Kate is the protagonist of this debut, she's not the only character with layers and flaws and problems. Her parents, sister, love interest, and friends all have challenges that play out alongside Kate's...

    Kate is a girl with her life on track. She?s a state winning swimmer, with amazing potential for college. Her dad is her supportive coach, always pushing her to do more. Her best friend is with her every step of the way, and everything seems perfect --- until her father is found chea...

    Thank you Vicky Skinner, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. "Michael didn't expect anything from me. My father, my mother, even Lily, they all expected so...

    3.5 stars How to Breather Underwater sucked me in from the start. This author's writing style is really enjoyable. We see a lot of books in the YA genre about teenagers that end up having some family problems. This was the first one I read where the main character starts questioning...

    There's a lot to unravel here, so bear with me. I'm still in awe of the profound emotional roller coaster I just experienced with this heartfelt story. Skinner has a way with words that elicits your emotions and keeps you engaged page after page. Kate is a fairly average teenager, ...

    This book was full of feelings! It was really well written and it was easy to sympathize with the main character Kate. Her dad was caught cheating, so Kate's mom decided to move them to Portland to start a new life. Kate went through tons of growth in this book. She was a really amazin...

    This book was simply charming. The characters were relatable and beautifully flawed and kept me turning the pages. I actually forced myself *not* to finish it in one sitting because I so wanted it to last! Kate was a complex main character and I thoroughly enjoyed facing all sorts of h...

    How to Breathe Underwater... this book has all the feels! Kate, a champion swimmer for her school's high school team, is challenged by family issues; she is forced to move to a different school district with her mom and sister. She emotionally struggles in the new city without her best...

    Adored this book! The character development was lovely and I couldn?t stop reading. ...

    I LOVE this book! I LOVE the characters! I love how there are issues and drama in this book without being dramatic. Every one of us has gone through something like one of these characters. And we need a book like this to know we?re not alone. To know we?ll get through. There?s a ...

    In author Vicky Skinner?s novel ?How to Breathe Underwater? readers follow in the strokes of Kate who has spent her life being a competitive swimmer. Kate has her whole life figured out, but when her dad, who is also her swimming coach, cheats on her mom, Kate and her mom leave a...

    If you like romance and new beginnings, you'll love Kate. She and her mom have just moved to a new city and a new school after a scandal tore their family apart. As Kate struggles to come to terms with her father's infidelity, she abandons the one thing she's always had -- competitive ...

    Kate is a competitive swimmer whose identity has unfortunately become indistinguishable from her achievements in the water. When it all comes tumbling down, Kate has to start over at the age of 17, discovering who she is without the foundation that's shaped most of her life. Of course ...

    I am not a huge relationship based book reader but this one was great! The relationships felt real and maybe because it hit a little close to home is why it made me cry. The story is well-written and takes on relationships between friends, parents, and lovers. I look forward to reading...

    I'm loving the spate of sporty YA novels out there at the moment. This one is in the elite world of swimming, and I like that swimming is at the foreground rather than in the background. But then the teen-relevant issues covered (like falling for your best friend's guy, dealing with di...