Coming Up for Air is a great YA story with a well rounded cast of characters. I enjoyed the friendships and how they developed.
So we have these for friends, right? They’re on the cusp of adulthood, senior year, and hella focused on their sport (2 singers, 1 cheerleader, and a football player). They have been together four years, as they had alerted scheduled due to sports. They were solid, tight.
Well to be honest, there wasn’t any ridiculous drama reading them apart at the seams. It happened naturally and didn’t feel forced. Maggie and Levi moved from friends to more than friends at a believable pace that paid homage to how nature dedicated athletes can be, but never forgetting they’re kids.
It’s a great book for YA lovers who prefer the lighter side of the rainbow.
Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.
All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But Levi’s already earned an Olympic try out, so she feels even more pressure to succeed. And it’s not until Maggie’s away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the “typical” high school experience she’s missed by being in the pool.
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. After all, they already spend a lot of time together. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to lose to win?