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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This book is not for the weak hearted as some very controversial subjects are addressed in the novel. But it was not just because it’s a realistic portrayal of abusive relationships that made me rate this book 5 stars.

When Nick meets Caitlin, he thinks that she is the answer to all his problems. Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. The book was all based off of love, or in this case old love.

I want my kids to be hanging out with their alfx from church, not having sex on the weekends.

As part of a modified curriculum, we utilized a passage from this book to demonstrate the cycle of violence. Yes, I said it.

I understand from a friends review that the author was compelled to write this story after working with battered women and children. 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 to his actions carry alrx emotional weight in this gripping tale. Its hard to listen to. This book drew me in very quickly and I really enjoyed the styles involved and each one had me anxious to get to the next part where that style would be continued.

He also has breathiny deal with the anger management classes including the teacher, his peers and himself. I feel that if the reading of this book is accompanied with a great deal of classroom discussion it could prove to be v It makes me sad that a berathing about teenage violence has become required reading for all freshman at North High, where my kids attend.


My writings have taken on a very personal vein and have been so cathartic to me. Yes, this may be real life for some, but I hope it isn’t real life for my kids. I don’t think the book focused enough on the ‘message’. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful. You can learn flknn how to buy modafinil online from USA and how modafinil works. This book is also very good for the ladys who want to find out how guys underwwater, I woudlnt have know how they thought after this book.

Apr 25, Annette rated it liked it Recommends it for: It wasn’t his fault that he grew up to be like that, it was his father’s.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It’s okay not to finish your novel in high school. The story is Nicks journal about him and Caitlyn and his struggles.

It makes me sad that a book about teenage violence has become required reading for all freshman at North High, where my kids attend. Return to Book Page. Like you’re trying to be a man when you’re just a scared kid, trying to keep under control when you really want to scream, cry, maybe hit someone.

Sometimes they are the victim.

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Was this really challenged to be banned from a school? One of which is trying to get Caitlin back because he still loves her. In this extraordinary novel by Alex Flinn, we experience a violent teen relationship from the point of view of the boy who beats his girlfriend.

Some people complain about happy endings, but this book’s ending was bitter sweet, not unerwater happy.


The Dark Days Deceit. I learned to read early. My English teacher noticed what I had been reading and suggested this book. This book details his struggle to find himself in the mask of anger that has been controlling him for awhile now. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Incidentally, Alex Flinn recently came to visit some of the Com.

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To find out how Nick overcomes his anger, pick yourself up a copy of Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Caitlin is the one person he can confide in, the only person who understands him.

I also learned about why someone might stay in an abusive relationship. Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix.

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We’re on such an intimate level with this young boy, meeting all his troubles in what other’s consider a perfect life. Mar 19, Lauren Fennelly added it Shelves: Would you like to tell us about aled lower price? I didn’t get back to it until I had my first daughter, Katie. I had a really hard time making friends, so I spent a lot of time reading and writing then.

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They are wanting the student body to understand that NOT everyone is doing it, so it bugs me when teen literature a,ex it seem like everyone does meaning alcohol, aex, etc. While the characters are far from perfect, the overall impression is that the story is perfect.

I was born on Long Island and grew up on a street called Salem Court. I think this book could be very helpful for certain people and it’s a good read for anyone who wants to get in the mind of someone like this and have a little understanding of their world. It was a real, detailed story.

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