After reading and loving Bartels’ “All That We Carried” last year, I knew I had to read her new book, “The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water.”
Following her smash hit first book, Kendra goes back to her beloved grandfather’s cabin on a lake in Michigan to try to overcome writers block. As she struggles to put pen to paper she reflects on her book’s success, her summers at this very cabin, and the real life events the book inspired. Kendra searches for the answers of what really happened and discovers so much more than she originally intended. Bartels expertly weaves hope with trauma on each page.
I love that all of Erin‘s books take place in Michigan, her home. Her writing is vivid and yet deeply personal, a unique balance!
Thank you to @revellbooks for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
What are you reading this week?
CW: sexual assault, grief