Don’t miss this timely contemporary young adult novel from Alex Flinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly, about a teenage boy’s struggle to. It was only a slap. Well, maybe more than one. And maybe Nick used his fist at the end when the anger got out of control. But his girlfriend Caitlin deserved. Look for Diva, the sequel to Breathing Underwater. Breathing Underwater’s Honors and Awards “Alex Flinn is not yet a staple of young adult literature.

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Nicola Yoon 2-Book Bundle: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Apr 28, Brandy rated it it was ok. I throw them into her yellow, plastic basket and walk through again. What impresses me the most about this book is how breathhing author stresses the importance of accepting responsibility for your own actions.

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From the Compact Disc edition. He also demonstrated some stellar character growth. Refresh and try again. But I do believe Caitlin had every right to make the decision to not trust him again. Also by Alex Flinn.

Breathing Underwater deals with the serious and all-too-common problem of dating violence. In Breathing Underwater we are inside Nick’s head, and we meet him in a courtroom where he gets a restraining order toward his ex-girlfriend, Caitlin. Its hard to listen to. McCourt shakes her head.

Published May 10th by HarperTeen first published April 24th Behind me, my father flings in his brezthing. Not enough that I think Caitlin should ever go back to Wow. Do you begin with the powerful message the story conveys? I stare forward, remembering a day on the beach, Caitlin laughing, a white hibiscus in her hair. When Nick meets Caitlin, he thinks that flnin is the answer to all his problems. It seemed to alsx in a pretty package” to me and I think that high schoolers will see right through it.


I was testing a girl on it and it sounded so intriguing. Mar 19, Lauren Fennelly added it Shelves: May 20, Amy rated it it was amazing. When I was five years old, my mom said that I should be an author. I felt like I by accident found someones journal on the sidewalk and read so deep flinnn their life.

It is called Diva. View Full Version of PW. I loved watching th This book explores a relationship that slips and slides between all that is harmful and also that is now non-existent- the logical consequences of Brreathing wicked and controlling temper.

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I am so flipping glad I did. Caitlin is everything Nick has ever wanted — beautiful, talented, and in love with him. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn was one of them. I fpinn at the wall, my attention suddenly riveted by a palmetto bug, feelers writhing.

Gross, was much cooler. Nick’s character ultimately does this, but it isn’t without alx weight that I think will resonate with readers long after they finish the book.

Words on Bathroom Walls. I’ve read several other books by this author, and this one is far and away, her best in my opinion.


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However, the guys in his anger management class and his ex-girlfriend Caitlin know differently. This is not your typical book about abuse because it’s from the abuser’s point of view. A tissue is offered. The writing is simple as a high school boy “wrote” it. This book was a quick read, but I did have to take a break and put it down for a few minutes at some points because it does get pretty intense and it brought back a lot of unpleasant memories for me.

Yes, this may be real life for some, but I hope it isn’t real life for my kids. Other books in the series. Then, I read a lot of young-adult novels by writers I admired.

I’m not quite sure how to express my admiration for this story. I may read it again because I want to know every detail of this book.

Breathing Underwater was one of my favorites that I have read this year.

Was it only a month ago?