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Breathing Underwater

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

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"From the start, Olivia is an earnest narrator who effortlessly moves back and forth between the plotline and revealing and processing her emotions.... This is an honest portrayal of a child gradually internalizing what she knows intellectually about her fragile sister. Tween readers — especially girls with older sisters — will appreciate the depth of feeling on display. A heartfelt, multifaceted treasure hunt." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 10 - 13
Author Sarah Allen
ISBN 0374313253
Publication Date Mar 30, 2021
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language English