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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And he never should. Because he refuses to see the obvious that he needs professional help he continues to make bad choices.

Breathing Underwater deals with the serious and all-too-common problem of dating violence. The Best Books of But I think it also provides a lesson into how important it is to take responsibility for ones actions, and then start the process of being able to move forward. But his backround does make you understand that you shouldn’t judge before you know the whole story. It’s a carefully drafted story that is so relevant today in the midst of abusive relationships that are romanticized.

This book details his struggle to find himself in the mask of anger that has been controlling him for awhile now. underwateer


That’s not what this book is about. She backs off, scowling. The Dragon Ridge Tombs. Mar 19, Lauren Fennelly added it Shelves: For Christmas, a ton of good books weren’t really on my list but fortunately, a family member disregarded my wishes and bought me a dozen best selling books. Sep 20, Cassi Davila rated it it was amazing Shelves: In fact, I didn’t really even feel the message of the book until I read my friends review. To ask other readers questions about Breathing Underwaterplease sign up.


Read more Read less. This sparked the start of reading for me personally, being underwaetr with tons of nail biting books to keep me busy. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful. And I have to say, I never really thought of it before. The book shares how a temper out of control demands self-awareness as ynderwater burn down around Nick as he missed Caitlyn.

Apr 09, Thomas rated it it was undrwater Shelves: Brown benches, like church pews, face the witness stand. According to him, what went on between them wasn’t anyone’s business, including that counselor and the room of freaks he’s been told to sit with everyday of the week.

This probably influenced m NOTE: Yes, this may be real life for some, but I hope it isn’t real life for my kids. Ninth Grade Slays 2. The ending scene with Nick’s best friend rings a bit hollow, but as Nick’s past comes to light, both the circumstances and his owning up breathung his actions carry heavy emotional weight in this gripping tale. The courtroom smells like old books undereater sweat.

So I apologize in advance if nothing of this makes sense. Until then, I felt like this book was about a jerk who ended up realizing his errors and wanting to change.

However, I did like that it was from the abusers perspective and shows that you can break the cycle if you take responsibility and learn to be a better person. Caitlin is the one person who he can confide in. Arts classes here at North High School.

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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 Nick’s wicked and controlling temper. Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. But then it all changes.

Her chin juts forward. I can’t wait to see what happens in Diva!!! Books of the Week. It would have been time consuming yes but it also could have been interesting to see how Caitlin dealt with seeing Nick at school and everything. When I have felt the most compelled to change in my life, it has always been situations weather listening to someone or even reading something that the spirit was there.

I thought it was very well done how Flinn managed to have me invest myself in the reading and by the end I was really feeling for Nick.

Fine, if you know what the truth is. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn was one of them.

Breathing Underwater

This is a book breathung all girls who have overbearing boyfriends or the potential to date someone with “trouble” and bad boy written on them. He is sentenced to take a class on anger management and write his version of the story in a journal every day. Preview — Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn.

You need to own up to them and take responsiblity.