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Young Adult Fiction Eating Disorders & Body Image

Respira

(Breathless)

by (author) Pam Withers

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2010
Category
Eating Disorders & Body Image, Water Sports, Dating & Sex
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554693825
    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554695263
    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
    List Price
    $0.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

Beverly está en Hawaii ayudando a su tío en su tienda de submarinismo, aprendiendo a bucear y tratando de bajar de peso y conseguir novio. Cuando Garth, un excelente buzo, se interesa por ella, Beverly está feliz, hasta que resulta que a Garth no le interesa más que una cosa. Cada vez más débil por la drástica dieta que se impuso ella misma, Beverly se encuentra en graves problemas cuando tiene que defenderse de Garth bajo el agua.
Beverly is in Hawaii, helping her uncle at his dive shop, learning how to dive and trying to lose weight and get a boyfriend. When Garth, an accomplished diver, shows an interest in her, Beverly is ecstatic, until it turns out Garth is only interested in one thing. Struggling with failing strength from her self-imposed starvation diet, Beverly finds herself in deep trouble when she has to fight Garth off underwater.

About the author

Award-winning author Pam Withers has written numerous bestselling sports and adventure books for teens, including four for Orca Book Publishers: Camp Wild, Breathless, Daredevil Club and . Pam is a former outdoor guide, journalist, editor and associate publisher. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and tours North America extensively. For more information, visit www.pamwithers.com.

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Excerpt: Respira: (Breathless) (by (author) Pam Withers)

Y el problema de tener un ataque de pánico cuando estás a cuarenta pies por debajo de la superficie del océano es que te puedes ahogar, y sabes muy bien que te puedes ahogar. De hecho, sin el regulador es imposible respirar, aun si estuvieras tranquilo. Tampoco debes contener la respiración debido a la presión que hay en el agua. El caso es que si no estás respirando y sacando burbujas porque has perdido el regulador, tu pecho puede expandirse hasta explotar.

Editorial Reviews

"The book is written at a level accessible to most middle school students and is an excellent resource for ELL and struggling readers."

Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media

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