• Title: Two Breaths Too Late
  • Author: Rochelle Maya Callen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 272
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  • Two Breaths Too Late Ellie Walker commits suicide a week before high school graduation and is forced to face the brokenness she leaves behind This story is about bruises and secrets and the hope that hides in even the dar
    Ellie Walker commits suicide a week before high school graduation and is forced to face the brokenness she leaves behind.This story is about bruises and secrets and the hope that hides in even the darkest of places A portion of proceeds will be given to the HoldOn2Hope project To Write Love On Her Arms.

    One Reply to “Two Breaths Too Late”

    1. What do you say about a book that makes you feel so much for a character? By the end of this book, you feel so many emotions, from hurt, to anger, to acceptance. I wanted Ellie to have the peace she wanted, and I think in the end she got her release. Rochelle did a fantatic job making the story something everyone can relate to. My wish is that every teenager would read this and understand it's ok to talk things out with someone you trust and that the dark times don't last forever.

    2. I have never read an opening to a book like this before. There is so much emotion and feeling in it. If this was at the end of a book I'd be left thinking so hard about this and wouldn't be able to read another book for quite a while. I am at a loss for words. Where Rochelle found the emotion and strength to write this book I don't know. It was like I was reading the diary of a suicidal girl. It all seemed so real. I have had tears in my eyes before with some books but nothing like this. I cried [...]

    3. Rochelle did an excellent job with this short novel. This is a topic that is hard to discuss and to deal with. Some been effected by it with either knowing someone who has commited suicide or they themselves have thought about it. Some see it as an easy way out of life but they don't realize the impact it will leave on their loved ones. I highly recommend this book.I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    4. This book is beautiful, the story is so sad but the message is great. I don't have the word now but my review will come soon. This is the link to my complete review ceresbooksworld/2014/09/23

    5. What an amazing, gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, emotional read. Rochelle did an outstanding job with this topic that is so difficult to discuss and bring the needed attention to. Eliie was written so brilliantly I felt like I was her, that I felt every emotion she felt; anger, hatred, hurt, fear, resentment, remorse, guilt, regret. I wish I had the wisdom, the correct words, to convey what this book has meant to me. Suicide is such a personal topic for me, as I'm sure it is for many people. I wa [...]

    6. Two Breaths Too Late is a heart clenching, gut wrenching read. It’s an emotional book about how life can beat you down. Make you lose hope and then not realize until ‘two breaths too late’ that you want to live. Ellie is forced to watch the destruction her suicide causes in people that loved her. The way I connected with Ellie had me in tears most of the short book. I wanted so much for not only her but also the ones she left behind to find peace. My heart ached for her during the entire n [...]

    7. I was hooked from the first small chapter. As I was reading I actually heard the words in the character's voice. I usually get emotionally invested in books and honestly I couldn't have chosen a better book. Ellie evolves in her depth and understanding over the course of events in the book and I as the reader grew with her. I felt punched in the gut, had the wind knocked out of mee whatever description you will but the positive impact of this book is astounding. When my daughters get to high sch [...]

    8. ‘Two Breaths Too Late’ is a sad read, but in a good way. Reading it in a very short time, due to inability to put down I couldn’t help but see so many meanings into this. We are treated to an interesting look at suicide, and one that includes many perspectives that might tend to be forgotten – until it’s too late of course. Some beautiful / mind-opening literary quotes are included as well as a very strong cast of characters attempt to remind us to not give up hope. Highly recommend th [...]

    9. This is by far the longest review I ever wrote. I guess because it hit so close to home and a subject that I’m adamant about supporting in any way I can. I can’t thanks Author Rochelle Maya Callen for bravely writing this story that is also close to her heart and for supporting suicide prevention through this book, her new project HoldOn2Hope, and for supporting To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA). I actually wrote the second part of this review in the middle of reading Two Breathes Too Late. [...]

    10. When I first started reading this book it seemed as if only a few moments had passed and some how time eluded me. Through tear filled eyes I realized the page wouldn't turn again, and that it was 5:30am. My eyes were nearly swollen shut. I had "ugly cried" until I felt the red splotches on my face would be a permanent fixture. Nose red and raw from all the blowing and wiping I had done throughout the night. This story touched me in ways you will never know and in ways I could never find the word [...]

    11. I was given an ARC book for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book. This story has 2 different peoples POV. These are my favorite type of books to read, simply because you get to see what is happening from 2 angles, however the second POV is the very last chapter.This is a stand alone novel that deals with suicide on a very deep level, if you or anyone you know is thinking about suicide I urge you to get help. There are many kinds of support [...]

    12. I'm not going to try to explain just how this book touched me. I'm not going to try to pick it apart looking for any small issue it may have. I'm not even going to try to list the things I loved about it because even though I gave it 5 stars, I don't think I loved it. I will tell you that I hate crying. I didn't cry reading The Fault In Our Stars, I didn't cry when I saw that movie either. I almost cried for Harry Potter 7, but I spent this whole book, from page one, with tears in my eyes. I had [...]

    13. Two Breaths Too Late is a heart wrenching story about suicide. Ellie, a senior in high school, has never had a good life. An abusive father, and always bullied by most of her peers, she only looks forward to the day she can leave town. This story is Ellie's outlook after she committed suicide. How it affected her friends/families/peers. The story drew me in and I couldn't put it down. Throughout the story I truly hoped that Ellie would come back, to soften some of the pain everyone was going thr [...]

    14. This book moved me to tears! There was so much emotion behind every single word. I felt everything Ellie was feeling. I hurt when she hurt, and I wanted what she wanted throughout the whole book. I kept hoping the entire book would be a dream. The end would come, and Ellie would realize it was one, big, terrible nightmare. But it doesn't happen that way. And that's just another way this book is so very real. Suicide is a topic most won't touch, and honestly, most don't deserve the chance to touc [...]

    15. This book is just heart wrenching and I think that everyone should read it. Ellie thought the only way to be free from the abuse and the house she thought she was never going to leave was to die. What she didn't know was how her choice would effect the ones who loved her. She finds out a little late about all the other secrets that others had and she thought she should have known or seen. You will need a box of tissues while reading this book but it will be one that will leave an impression on y [...]

    16. Hauntingly beautiful. Poignant. Heartbreaking. As someone who has been moments from death and surprised to open my eyes 19 hours later, I didn't want to think of the pain that would be left in my wake because that is what always have me pause. In Hold On To Hope, through Ellie's eyes, we/she experiences the fallout of those she loved and left behind. Though she would take it back of she could, death is permanent. I definitely recommend this book. Don't just stop at the story's end; read the mess [...]

    17. Liked this book. It's kinda sad but is still a good read. this girl is deceased and when she realizes it she goes around and watches her loved ones and she realizes her life was not all she thought it was. Her father was an evil man but her mom really did love her and tried to protect her. She realizes her best friend loved her and she realizes she had a future with him. It's too bad she realizes this too late hence the title. This was not my usual style of read but I did like it.

    18. A must read , a resource for schools and parents that could change the mindset of vulnerable children. Punched me in the guts , read it from beginning to end in one sitting

    19. Two Breaths too late is a brilliantly written tale of loss and love. It has to be one of the most beautiful pieces of literature I have ever read. I seriously have so much respect for Rochelle, as a writer and as a person. By the end I was bawling. This book will ruin you and I was reluctant to read it because of that, but I am so glad I did. You need to read this book!

    20. Two Breaths Too Late by Rochelle Maya Callen is extremely powerful. This is the kind of story, book, that changes lives. I hope it changes yours. Never be two breaths too late, for yourself or for your loved ones. Be connected, be in the moment. So very well written.

    21. Powerful! A must read! This is a beautifully written story on such a difficult and delicate subject that most people want to ignore.

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