Before I Breathe by Jenelle Jack Pierre

Kalena Moore is a Montgomery High student who isn’t into school. Isaiah Wilkins is a classmate that her friends think is trouble. Life becomes more interesting when Kalena starts dating Isaiah, but soon things spin quickly out of control and she gets pregnant. Then Kalena sees that there’s another side to her boyfriend.Determined to put her life back together, Kalena takes a path where there is no turning back.

With compelling characters and vivid storytelling, Before I Breathe is irresistible reading.

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 Gimme 10 – Mini-Interview

Please answer each question in 10 words or less – that’s what makes it tough but fun! 🙂

Where do you find your inspiration? Reading great books by great authors.

What is your favourite aspect of Before I Breathe? The character has a tendency that relates to the title.

Who is your favourite character from Before I Breathe and why? Kalena because she makes her own decisions.

What are you working on now? Another young adult novel.

What do you love about most about writing? I like imagining and creating other lives.


About the Author: Jenelle Jack Pierre grew up in Maryland. She began reading at an early age, and writing soon followed. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where she majored in Communications Studies.  After college, she worked full-time before she attended the MA in Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University.  She writes YA novels and literary short stories. Before I Breathe is her first published novel.


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