Petalfrog’s #CBR4 Review #29: One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
One Breath Away utilizes one of the most simple plot points around. An armed gunman takes a school hostage, and the entire small town of Broken Branch gathers to wait for the outcome. The story is told from the point of view of several characters: Augie is 12 years old living with her grandparents while her mother recovers from devastating burns; Will, Augie’s grandfather; Holly, Augie’s mother; Meg, a local police officer whose daughter also attends the school; and Evelyn Oliver, the third-grade teacher whose classroom the gunman has holed up in.
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