Book Review:
How To Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer

Title: How To Breathe Underwater
Author: Julie Orringer
Published: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 226
Rating: 4/5

A collection of nine stories dealing with the subjects of loss, death, tragedies and coming of age.

This is truly a wonderful collection of short stories.

This is one of the better pieces of contemporary fiction I've read. I enjoyed almost all the stories in this, and I thought the writing was fantastic. The author creates very vivid and tangible scenes.

I especially like that these stories all have a certain darkness to them. They have something haunting about them that I really enjoy. I also thought the way Orringer captures the transition between child to adult to be fantastic.

I would highly recommend this book to everyone, and if you're just getting into short stories, maybe you could start with this.

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