OMG this book. Go. Read it now.
Ok let me back track. I was given a copy of Breathe by Kelly Kittel to review. Going into the book I knew that it was the memoir of a woman who lost two sons in the span of nine months. Already sounds horrible, right?
Kittel has a way with words that sucks you right in. At first I was making faces because I thought she was a little to hippy-mom for me, but she writes with a great sense of humor and self deprecation. And you want to shake the crap out of her meddling in laws from the very beginning.
Once the terrible stuff starts to happen, you won’t be able to keep the tears from leaking out of your eyes. I was legit sobbing my face off on the couch reading while Dave stared at me with a worried look on his face. I’m pretty sure a book has never made me cry before. Especially not big ugly shoulder shaking tears.
Those tears soon turn to rage as the legal battle between the Kittel’s doctors and then their own family kicks off. You won’t believe how a family can turn on one another and unfortunately the meddling in laws are no exception. It’s revolting.
I really enjoyed Breathe regardless of the ugly crying. It was heartfelt, moving, raw with honesty and downright terrifying at times.
I was given a copy of this book free to review. All opinions are my own.