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Young Adult Fiction 2059
good contemporary
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
"Coming Up for Air" is a really fantastic YA romance. Maggie and Levi have been BFFs since they were 2 years old. They are both competition swimmers and gearing up for the Olympics- on top of that, it's senior year and they are both prepping to go to colleges across the country. Maggie has always been too busy to have a relationship- with swim practice before and after school plus competitions on the weekend, there's really no time. When she goes to visit her upcoming college, she learns that the expectations for experience are way different than what she has. She comes up with the idea to hook up with Levi so she can learn how, without being distracted by a relationship.

Levi eventually agrees, but their hooking up can't stay casual- they both start to develop feelings. With the Olympic qualifiers coming up, can they afford a relationship? I was a little worried about the sports aspects of this book, as I'm not big into reading about sports- but this blend was perfect! It's mostly romance with a little bit of sports talk on the side. And all of it was easy to understand for the non-swimmer.

We get the story from Maggie's point-of-view, and this is really perfect. There are all the jitters and nerves of a new relationship/adventure. I think this book would be more appropriate for older teens as there are quite a few sexual situations (as this is the main focus). Regardless, it's a wonderful friends-turned-more book, and I really enjoyed reading it! The author is quite talented, and the flow is perfect! I wouldn't change a thing! I will definitely need to check out more from Kenneally!

Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
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