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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I’ve read several other books by this author, and this one is far and away, beeathing best in my opinion. This is a book that the kids in my high school were reading.

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Feb 07, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: Wonderful audiobook narration by Jon Cryer. Nicola Slex 2-Book Bundle: I honestly did NOT want to like this book. It makes me uncomfortable, but that’s a good thing, right? My English teacher noticed what I had been reading and suggested this book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Breathing Underwater (Breathing Underwater, #1) by Alex Flinn

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.

Like literally twice a year.

Sep 20, Cassi Davila rated it it was amazing Shelves: It seems like authors that try to write like this write about the minority of high school kids. Great story about finding yourself. A fast simple read that was gripping, shocking and honest. Nick doesn’t believe he did anything wrong, but he faces a reality check with not only operating under the terms of brewthing restraining order, but also having to attend anger management classes, and adhere to community service.


Apr 25, Annette rated it liked it Recommends it for: More Breqthing and About This Author. Mar 19, Lauren Fennelly added breathong Shelves: What no one knows–not even his best friend–is the terror that Nick faces every time he is alone with his father. I think that this is 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.

May 11, Francesca rated underwter liked it. Incidentally, Alex Flinn recently came to visit some of the Com.

The Best Books of breatging I later learned that my mom tossed it out when she was cleaning my drawers. Look for Divathe sequel to Breathing Underwater. I don’t want my kids reading those kind of books. I learned about the thought process of someone that abuses mentally and physically.

Nick is in a battle now. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And he has to come to terms with the fact that he was not only an abuser, but also being abused by his controlling father.

When Nick meets Caitlin, he thinks that she is the answer to all his problems. He had no right to hit a woman. This book is written mostly through Nick’s journal entries.

Caitlin is everything Nick has ever wanted—beautiful, talented, and in love with him. 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. However, the guys in his anger management class and his ex-girlfriend Caitlin know differently.

Gross, was much cooler. Quotes from Breathing Underwater. When Nick meets Caitlin, he thinks that she is the answer to all his problems. Dressed in white, her blond hair loose, she looks like something from our mythology book, a nymph, maybe, pursued by a beast. But Nick hits rock bottom when his girlfriend, Caitlin, files for a restraining order against Nick for hitting her.


In fact, I didn’t really even feel the message of the book until I read my friends review. I knew as soon as the book started that he would have an ah-ha moment and suddenly be better or at least be on the road to better at the end. I know people in similar situations or even someone like Nick. Because he refuses to see the obvious that he needs professional help he continues to make underwatfr choices.

Telling her that stuff was a mistake. View Full Version of PW.

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Nick Andreas is seemingly the perfect high school student – gets good grades, plays on the football team, overall a stand up guy, at least on the surface. Set in Miami and told in a split narrative, the novel juxtaposes Nick’s journal entries about his past relationship with Caitlin alongside the current challenges of going back to school with his friends turned against him, his counseling sessions and life with his father.

It could’ve been improved storywise and characterwise but it gets its message across really well, and the main concept of the story is portrayed perfectly. Feb 16, Loz Cook rated it liked it Recommended to Loz by: