The Deepest Breath


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$16.99  $15.80
Clarion Books
Publish Date
5.7 X 8.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Meg Grehan is a writer originally from County Louth, but is now hiding away in Donegal in the northwest corner of Ireland, with a very ginger girlfriend, an even more ginger dog, and an undisclosed number of cats (none of whom is ginger). In 2018, she won the Eillís Dillon award from Children's Books Ireland. She is currently studying film and likes cake and rain; dislikes going outside. Visit her at and on Twitter and Instagram @megcathwrites.


★ "A heartwarming and tear-provoking coming-of-age novel, brimming with empathy and a child's imagination."--Booklist, STARRED review ★ "Wholesome, powerful and essential."--Shelf Awareness, STARRED review "[A] sweet and lovely sapphic novel-in-verse." --Buzzfeed "Grehan offers an encouragingly smooth coming-out story....Filling a needed niche for younger queer and questioning kids, this is a gentle, hopeful read with a kid-friendly romance and a protagonist whom readers will want to befriend."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "[Its] impact could make a difference to a child struggling with anxiety or coming out to a parent....An endearing LGBTQ+ novel perfect for middle graders."--Kirkus "In spacious verse that mirrors a worried preteen's breathlessness, Grehan (The Space Between) vibrantly captures the anxious inner landscape of 11-year-old Stevie, an Irish girl missing her estranged father and harboring a secret crush on her friend Chloe....Small in scope and big in heart and feeling, this novel is a tender portrait of gay early adolescence and a strong mother-daughter attachment."--Publishers Weekly --