Breathe Deep & Swim
Fiction, Teen and Young Adult
April 16, 2021
Breathe Deep & Swim by Jenna Marcus is a mesmerizing, completely gripping young adult tale which will have teens hooked from start to finish. Readers will not be able to put it down!
Jenna Marcus’s fluent and beautifully eloquent writing takes you on a journey you won’t want to end. The pacing is perfect, the characters haunting and memorable. Classic and perfectly pitched for coming of age and teenagers, Breathe Deep & Swim by Jenna Marcus comes very highly recommended by Kids Lit Book Café.
All 14-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Thomas wants is normalcy. But a global pandemic prevents him from having anything close to a typical teenager’s life. When Wolfgang discovers his father dead in bed from the coronavirus, his world is thrust into even more turmoil and chaos. Wolfgang and his 16-year-old brother, Van Gogh, know that they must do everything they can to stay together and avoid foster care. In a cross-country road trip, they hit the road in their father’s Pontiac to find their only hope: the mother who abandoned them a decade ago.
As they journey for answers to their mother’s whereabouts, they uncover devastating mysteries about her that they never could have imagined. Just as they near their destination, tragedy strikes once more. Wolfgang is drowning in fear and pain, but he must pull it together or lose his family for good. Can this broken adolescent find the strength and courage to Breathe Deep & Swim?