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Tour: Breathing Underwater by Sarah Allen

Breathing Underwater
Sarah Allen
Published by: Farrar Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication date: March 31st 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Middle-Grade

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Breathing Underwater is a sparkly, moving middle grade novel from Sarah Allen, and a big-hearted exploration of sisterhood, dreams, and what it means to be there for someone you love.

Olivia is on the road trip of her dreams, with her trusty camera and her big sister Ruth by her side. Three years ago, before their family moved from California to Tennessee, Olivia and Ruth buried a time capsule on their favorite beach. Now, they’re taking an RV back across the country to uncover the memories they left behind. But Ruth’s depression has been getting worse, so Olivia has created a plan to help her remember how life used to be: a makeshift scavenger hunt across the country, like pirates hunting for treasure, taking pictures and making memories along the way.

All she wants is to take the picture that makes her sister smile. But what if things can never go back to how they used to be? What if they never find the treasure they’re seeking? Through all the questions, loving her sister, not changing her, is all Olivia can do—and maybe it’s enough.


About the Author

Sarah Allen has been published in The Evansville Review, Allegory, and on WritersDigest. She has an MFA from Brigham Young University. Like Libby in her novel What Stars are Made Of, Allen was born with Turner Syndrome.

The Tour

March 29th
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The Avid Reader >> Excerpt
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I’m All About Books >> Guest post

March 30th
Jorie Loves A Story >> Excerpt
The Caffeinated Reader >> Review
Cherie Colyer, Write ~ Read ~ Live >> Guest post
Twirling Book Princess  >> Excerpt
-Lindsey’s Library  >> Review

March 31st
Ruei’s Reading Corner  >> Review
Jazzy Book Reviews >> Excerpt
What Is That Book >> Excerpt
Books, Tea, Healthy Me  >> Guest post

April 1st
Reading Tonic >> Review
Kait Plus Books >> Interview
Hurn Publications >> Excerpt
dinipandareads >> Review
Books Beans and Botany >> Review

April 2nd
The World of Celia McMahon >> Review
Windows to Worlds >> Excerpt
Bookworm for Kids >> Review
Sweaters and Raindrops >> Excerpt
Milioni di Particelle >> Review