Two Breaths Too Late
by Rochelle Maya Callen
After years of secrets and bruises, Ellie Walker takes her own life only weeks before her high school graduation. She expected to be free, but instead is forced to face the brokenness she has left behind.
This story isn't about happily-ever-afters.
It is about the millions of terrible and beautiful moments that make up a life and the hope that lives in even the darkest of places.
A Message from the Author:
let you take me. I handed you a rope, a chair, and a hollow shell of
a girl forgetting that I didn't have to be hollow at all.
I press my forehead against the
glass. The feeling rakes through me. There is no relief or freedom
here, in this in-between, in this limbo. This is not the sanctuary I
Hope can't be a hollow wish or
dream. It needs to be filled, levied, brimming over with intention
and action and belief and reaching, reaching, reaching, stretching
until your muscles ache because you want it that damn much, and you
won't stop reaching until you hold it.
Until it is yours.
I let go too soon.
About the Author:
MAYA CALLEN is a bestselling YA author. Her first novel became
a #1 Hot New Release on Amazon in 2013 within 24 hours of its
debut. She has pet
llamas in Ecuador, built homes in Mexico, played with orphans in
Argentina and has spoken the words of Mother Teresa in front of
27,000 people at Reliant Stadium. She has been
a speaker to young people since she was a teenager and has been a
behavioral coach for 10 years. She
lives with her husband and young daughter near Washington, D.C. Her
personal experiences of loss and
inspired her novel, TWO BREATHS TOO LATE and the #HoldOn2Hope suicide
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