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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Jan 12, Robyn rated it really liked it. It was such a new kind of style.

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This book is written mostly through Nick’s journal entries. My writings have taken on a very personal vein and have been so cathartic to me. It was law school that probably helped with my first novel. It seemed to “wrapped in a pretty package” undrrwater me and I think that high schoolers will see right through it. Perfect for mandatory summer reading requirements.

breating The book shares how a temper out of control demands self-awareness as results burn down around Nick as he missed Caitlyn. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Except for one thing. This is not your typical book about abuse because it’s from the abuser’s point of view. He changed completely after taking the class, and the death of his friend Leo, and realized that life is too short and should be taken in, not wasted. Or maybe with the provocative protagonist? So I apologize in Telling her that stuff was a mistake. May 13, Jlawton rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.


A fast simple read that was gripping, shocking and honest. Its for sure a teachable book that examines the characteristics in a domestic abuser and the signs to know when to break off the relationship. She said it was really good so I decided to read it. Paperback – pages – I feel that if the reading of this book is accompanied with a great deal of classroom discussion it could prove to be very helpful to kids who are prone to violence or kids who are victims of violence.

We reach the top, and he shoves me through a green door. Sep 20, Cassi Davila rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story takes you all over the Keys, but it takes place prominently at Key Biscayne High School and the anger management class.

God’s Revelation to the World Encountering Jesus. Not to say I felt sorry for the character; I just empathized with him.

Breathing Underwater – a young adult novel by Alex Flinn

I’ve read several other books by this author, and this one is far and away, her best breatthing my opinion. Want rlinn Read saving…. I am one of those teachers who feels that I must read everything I present to my class prior to its presentation, and this was no diffierent. It is not a justification. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This is a book that the kids in my high school were reading. I would also recommend all young women to read this book.

Breathing Underwater

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The worst is reading a book and being confused throughout and I cannot say I was confused at all. Alex Flinn takes you on a roller coaster in this coming of age tale of a boy with a lot of pent up frustration. I think that this breathhing a book that teens can relate with, not just on the level of real issues within the life of a teen, but also providing insight into how real and frightening relationship abuse can be.


It takes you on a journey inside the mind of Nick Andreas a 16 year old, who grows up in an upper-class neighborhood in Miami FL. Sep 12, Minutes years. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I was testing a girl on it and it sounded so intriguing.

Only when his life completely spins out of control does he finally have an “aha” moment and he starts to make the changes necessary to improve his life. In what PW called “a gripping tale,” a year-old, who is considered perfect by his classmates, suffers a turbulent home life with an abusive father, and he himself follows the pattern of violence. I honestly did NOT want to li “Breathing Underwater” is about sixteen year old Nick Andreas who leads a breathng life, most of the time he is a charming, straight-A earning football player.

She came and visited my daughter’s Creative Writing Class. While I have a bio on Goodreads as a service to my readers, I do not visit Goodreads on a regular basis. Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix.