Breath like water / Anna Jarzab.

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      Summary: Becoming famous for her early swimming talents, Susannah finds her Olympics dreams challenged by an injury, a new coach's revolutionary training strategies, and an unexpected romance with Harry, a fellow swimmer, who is facing challenges of his own.
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      JARZAB, A. Breath like water. [s. l.]: Inkyard Press, 2020. ISBN 9781335050236. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
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      Jarzab A. Breath like Water. Inkyard Press; 2020. Accessed September 26, 2020.
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      Jarzab, A. (2020). Breath like water. Inkyard Press.
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      Jarzab, Anna. 2020. Breath like Water. Inkyard Press.
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      Jarzab, A. (2020) Breath like water. Inkyard Press. Available at: (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
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      Jarzab, A 2020, Breath like water, Inkyard Press, viewed 26 September 2020, .
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      Jarzab, Anna. Breath like Water. Inkyard Press, 2020. EBSCOhost,
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      Jarzab, Anna. Breath like Water. Inkyard Press, 2020.
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      Jarzab A. Breath like water [Internet]. Inkyard Press; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2

Susannah Ramos, a competitive swimmer, was crowned World Champion at 14. Following her success, she lost her speed and title. Still, she continues to compete and train for the Olympic Swim Trials. Buoyed by a loving, supportive family, she has no intention of backing away from her dream despite a verbally abusive coach, a shoulder problem, and a blossoming romance with a fellow swim team member, the charismatic Harry Matthews. When her shoulder fails during a meet, she is sidelined with intensive physical therapy. She also learns why Harry is missing training: he's bipolar. Not wanting to give up on Harry nor her shot at the Olympics, Susannah must make important decisions about her life going forward. The dedication to the sport plus the rigors and hours of training are front and center in this novel, breathing life into the question of how much should one endure in order to win. Furthermore, Harry's struggles with his mental illness are handled without melodrama or judgment. Hand this to sports lovers with Olympic fever. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 April #2

Jarzab's contemplative story questions how far athletes should go for a shot at the rings. Two years ago, Illinois swimmer Susannah Ramos was named world champion. Since then, weighed down by shoulder problems and a sudden growth spurt, the 16-year-old Latina athlete hasn't been winning races. Her chance of making the USA Olympic team remains slim until her coach's new assistant, Beth, changes training strategies, focusing on the sport's mental components. Under Beth's guidance, Susannah feels herself grow stronger and faster as the Olympic trials draw near, but she is distracted by a new romance with teammate Harry. Forbidden by her coaches to see him, Susannah is forced to take a hard look at the sacrifices she and her family have made for her sport. Former competitive swimmer Jarzab (Red Dirt) paints a realistic picture of elite sports, emphasizing the financial, physical, and psychological burdens placed on participants. Using a first-person narrative, she offers an up-close examination of a swimmer looking beyond her dreams of victory to her place in the world outside the pool. If young athletes don't agree with all the decisions she makes, they will relate to her dilemmas. Ages 13–up. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary. (May)

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