Breath of Salty Air by Ana Rotea

Breath of Salty Air by Ana Rotea
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Young Adult (14 – 18 y.o.), Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

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Life would cut your wings if you had any. For some people, life cuts arms—literally or metaphorically. This is the story of a boy whose trip to the sea becomes a challenge to keep his long arms uncut and to reach for help and a new chance in life. I dedicate this to all the people, young and old, who endured cuts but continued to march through life—your bravery must be acknowledged.

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Blush was an interesting protagonist. Only a few basic details were given about his background, so the audience had plenty of room to come up with their own theories about why he was such a trusting child or why his arms were so much longer that normal. His personality was something that was well explored here, so I felt like I got to know him well. He was such a sweet kid, if occasionally also a little too quick to believe what others told him was the truth.

It would have been helpful to have more explanations of what was going on in this tale. There were a lot of metaphorical images in this journey, and all of them were left up to the readers to decipher for ourselves. When combined with scenes that could be pretty gruesome at times and the fact that this seemed to be written for young teens, I thought it would have been a good idea to give the audience a few hints about how the author meant for this to be interpreted. I understood it as an adult reader, but I think I would have struggled if I’d read it at thirteen or fourteen.

With that being said, I did appreciate the way that the gore was used to push the storyline forward. Yes, it was pretty descriptive at times, but there were good reasons for it to be written that way that I’ll leave up to other readers to discover for themselves. The juxtaposition between the kind protagonist and the terrible things that happened to him on and near the bus grabbed my attention, too. These weren’t things I would have necessarily assumed would go together, so I was curious to see how this kid ended up in such violent circumstances.

Breath of Salty Air should be read by anyone who appreciates the challenge of figuring out the meaning of a story for themselves.

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