Nine brave, wise, and spellbinding stories make up this award-winning debut.
In “When She is Old and I Am Famous” a young woman confronts the inscrutable power of her cousin’s beauty.
In “Note to Sixth-Grade Self” a band of popular girls exerts its social power over an awkward outcast.
In “Isabel Fish” fourteen-year-old Maddy learns to scuba dive in order to mend her family after a terrible accident.
Alive with the victories, humiliations, and tragedies of youth, How to Breathe Underwater illuminates this powerful territory with striking grace and intelligence.