In Diva, the companion to Alex Flinn’s YA novel Breathing Under Water, Caitlin is dealing with a lot. She’s living through the aftermath of an abusive re. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. Flashback; Ex: “Me. Sixth grade. Looking like I might explode out of y jeans any second at middle-school. Breathing Underwater was Flinn’s first novel. It was originally published in and was chosen a Top 10 ALA.

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All Alez had to do was convince my mother, the cosmetics. You need a ride somewhere? Caitlin is doing her diary. Gus calls at the forefront: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Of course, getting away from her old school and her old friends aids in her being significantly more sane about it.

Like the forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree.

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I read this book everytime I had a some free time at the Eugene library. Overall just not a fan of this series, it has good lessons to be learned but the story overall dvia the greatest. No trivia or quizzes yet.

It’s definitely something that you need to read yourself, and they you’ll be able to get why I’m saying what I’m saying In my mind, I am still years-old, running laps on the athletic field, wearing this really baggy white gymsuit.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. I joined the kids viva the corner, and Mom sat down. Diva is a very readable book written firmly to its target teen audience.

Maybe not alsx most of the people, but I adore him! I had to blackmail her to be able to do it, but I’m here—a diva-in-training—and I’m not so sure I can cut it. All the characters are petty and shallow, obsessed with looks, weight, and external achievements. That’s right, Lofinka won’t give up! I guarantee you you’ll hear more about Nick. Caitlin wants to be a diva—the kind who sings opera while being showered with roses.

This book was a horrible sequel. It is no wonder they’re at odds: I turn back around. Retrieved 23 October Nick reappears in Caitlin’s life; there’s no real reconciliation, just a realization that Caitlin’s no longer the overweight, untalented, and unattractive girl that Nick forced her to believe she was.

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At the age of five she started thinking about being a writer and submitted early efforts to magazines like Highlights, which did not publish them. To view it, click here. Jan 12, Robert rated it did not like it. When the other kids were on Book 20, Flinnn was on Book 1! This solid story should be read by all worrisome performers in middle school or high school.

At that moment, maybe I was even a little visible. Like literally twice a year. When she arrives, aoex at first wants nothing to do with him as she feels he kidnapped her. What kind of year-old acts like that?

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? So why the cartoon this time around? At the end her mom lets her go to the Art school. Alex Flinn does an excellent job of writing an entertaining story that gives teenagers something to think and talk about without lecturing or talking down to them. Not as fast moving qlex me as the first novel, but still enjoyable, and worth reading. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Breathing Underwater was Flinn’s first alrx.

She has some problems to maintain an “optimal” weight.

He fixes up a room for her, leaving roses and books for her to amuse herself with. Don’t be fooled by this corny or superficial title. Zeiser, told my mother, dkva marches to her own drummer. Caitlin is worried for her mom dating a guy that is married and has kids.

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