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Breathing Room (Reprint) (Paperback) (Marsha Hayles)

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Evvy Hoffmeister is thirteen years old when her family brings her to Loon Lake Sanatorium to get cured of tuberculosis (TB). Evvy is frightened by her new surroundings; the rules to abide are harsh and the nurses equally rigid. But Evvy soon falls into step with the other girls in her ward. There's Sarah, quiet but thoughtful; Pearl, who adores Hollywood glamour; and Dina, whose harshness conceals a deep strength. Together, the girls brave the difficult daily routines. Set in 1940 at a time of political unrest throughout the U.S. and Europe, this thought-provoking novel sheds light on a much-feared worldwide illness. Hundreds of thousands of people died each year of TB, and many ill children were sent away to sanatoriums to hopefully recover.

Marsha Hayles' Breathing Room is a masterful novel--both eloquent and moving--that gives voice to those who fought hard to overcome the illness.

In 1940, thirteen-year-old Evvy Hoffmeister and her newfound friends struggle to get well at Loon Lake Sanatorium, where they are being treated for tuberculosis.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 259
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Marsha Hayles
Language: English
Street Date: September 10, 2013
TCIN: 16018522
UPC: 9781250034113
Item Number (DPCI): 247-16-2271
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This book will touch everybodys heart in its own way! I do agree this book is for the old and more mature kid, though. If you are looking for a heart held book, don't look any farther!see moreof the reviewer's review
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