Friday, December 21, 2012
Reading: How to Breath Underwater by Julie Orringer
The book was not quite what I expected but the surprise was nice. The entire book is essentially about young girls becoming young women and learning how to metaphorically breathe underwater...or just learning to swim in general! My favorite story of the book was one titled Isabella Fish which centered around a girl and her brother whose girlfriend died in a car accident. Another story I liked was Stations of the Cross because of the themes it implied. I did not much like the story line though. The story pointed our precisely what is wrong with organized religion today in terms of being a Catholic which I liked. However, the facts in this story were not all correct! Growing up Catholic, I found many mistakes in the story and that sort of irked me.
Overall, fresh read. I love the title and the themes but the stories themselves could have been better. I will give this book 4 out of 5 stars.