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About the book
  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781760142476
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Just Breathe




A compelling coming-of-age story for teenagers from much-loved Australian author and media personality, Andrew Daddo.

Hendrix’s father has a vision – to see Hendrix run for Australia at the Olympics. His days are completely mapped out – what he eats, when he trains, when he sleeps, even the air he breathes.

There was never room in that vision for a girl, especially in the lead-up to the Nationals. Yet fate works in funny ways, and when Hendrix literally bowls Emily over on a training run, he just can’t get her out of his head. His life and priorities take a turn as he falls for her.

But Emily has a deadly secret that she’s scared to share even with Hendrix. As their bond grows and Hendrix strays further from his father’s strict regime, the tension builds to a heart-wrenching climax.

  • Pub date: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781760142476
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

Andrew Daddo

Andrew Daddo has managed to have a crack at just about every aspect of the entertainment industry. He’s appeared on TV and stage, presented radio programs and podcasts, and even made movies.
Best of all, Andrew is an accomplished author. He has written 25 books including picture books, chapter books, short story collections, novels and a vague biography – he’s hard to pin down. He also talks up literacy in schools.

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Praise for Just Breathe

“... everyone will recognise the lead character here. An outstanding athletic talent being driven by his family to success - and the Olympics. With everything going to plan, until Hendrix bumps into Emily. Daddo has done an excellent job of keeping this on track to a dramatic denouement.”

Riverina Herald

“…. messages about friendship, multiculturalism, family, bullying, leadership and, most importantly, being brave enough to just be yourself.”

Carissa Mason, CBCA Reading Time


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