Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air

For fans of Nina LaCour and The Spectacular Now, a powerful coming-of-age story about a girl with creative aspirations and the boy who charms his way into her life, centering on themes of addiction, loss, and the tumultuousness of first love—and how to find strength when everything falls apart.

Ever since her mom’s cancer scare, Hadley hasn’t been one for taking risks. And after seeing her sister go through one too many heartbreaks, she definitely has no interest in dating. Hadley just wants to keep her head down and enjoy the rest of high school with her friends, focusing on her photography and getting into the art school of her dreams.

Then enters Braden, star of the swim team and precisely the kind of person Hadley avoids, all bravado and charm and impulsivity. From their first moment together, they are perfect sparring partners, equally matched. And it’s intoxicating. Braden sees her, really sees her, and Hadley decides it might be time to break all her rules.

Braden shows Hadley how to live again, and soon Hadley is happier than she’ll ever admit out loud. But that’s before her family is faced with devastating news, and Braden starts hiding a growing, dark secret. As it threatens to shatter everything they’ve built, Hadley must confront her own actions and determine if she has the strength to walk away.

Title:Coming Up for Air
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593127087
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    Coming Up for Air Reviews

  • Emaan

    I feel obligated to give five stars to a book that made me cry. Also if anyone is wondering no one dies in this book, thank god for that. ...

  • Gmr

    Coming Up for Air comes into play SO MANY times in this novel, I'd almost lost track. First, the obvious one we mentioned because at some point, they do have to do that actual action. Second, it appli...

  • Amy

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a DRC of this title for review. All opinions are my own.I loved this book. I read it with the same intensity that I read Everything, Ev...

  • Hailey Crabtree

    My husband did some research and got me this book for Christmas because of my love for both YA and photography, but I hadn’t heard of it. It deals with some heavy subjects, but I couldn’t put it d...

  • Karam (bookishskippy)

    4 stars Cried a bit for this book! Review coming out soon.Gosh thank you so much for the arc Times reads....

  • Thay

    Quiero retirar mis comentarios sobre que esta historia era muy predecible, porque los últimos capítulos me demostraron que no lo es. Fue una lectura ligera para iniciar el año. Hadley conocio a Bra...

  • Amie

    Coming Up for Air is a powerful novel by Nicole B. Tyndall. The author manages to capture the feeling of all-consuming first love between Hadley and Braden. Hadley is torn between the worlds of her bo...

  • Elle

    Review to come...

  • Ashley

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This was a really sweet story of family and first love. One of my favorite tropes in books is the hate-to-lov...

  • Emelie

    Wow! This was so much more dark than I was expecting! Full review to come soon...