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I had to blackmail her to do it, but I’m here, a diva wannabe and not so sure I can cut it. “Flinn turns a fine eye on the seemingly never-ending mother-daughter. Breathing Underwater was Flinn’s first novel. It was originally published in and was chosen a Top 10 ALA. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. Flashback; Ex: “Me. Sixth grade. Looking like I might explode out of y jeans any second at middle-school.

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Jun 28, Noemi Amadeo rated it liked it. Yet despite some struggles to keep up with her competitive classmates and the distraction of cute new crush, Caitlin never loses her sense of humor and eventually gains the confidence to achieve her goals. He starts to turn into a beast; however, because he performed a small act of kindness shortly before his transformation when he gave an unwanted rose corsage to a girl working a ticket booth, she gives him two years to break the spell, or remain a beast forever.

This picks up right where that book ended, just as Caitlin starts at her new performing arts divaa school in Miami. Lots of girls I know call themselves divas. But I can feel it, lying behind my tongue like cafeteria spaghetti, at a life-changing audition. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Usually in these kind of books the main character needs to end up with someonebut it was nice that she found out that she didn’t need to have I read this book everytime I had a some free time at the Xiva library.

He apparently kicked Caith’s slim butt in the future – Hallelujah. Oct 03, Joan rated it liked it. I write down the dates when I add new notes to my range. That’s the real story here: Halfway through, my legs stopped shaking. I thought that this book was so much better than the first book. The only sympathetic person. Ordered by the judge to write about his relationship, Nick tells of falling in love with her, and the eventual time when his anger took over and he hit her.


I liked Sean but Rlinn seemed like she wasn’t fleshed-out enough and a caricature at times. Breathing Underwater deals with the serious and all-too-common problem of dating violence. Not that she was like other “pierced” girls.

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I usually don’t pick up books that seem to have a first impression of being too girly, which is a bad habit that I’ve been trying to shake off for I don’t even know where to start, that’s how much one can say about this book!

I hated the whole Arnold subplot. Flinn does grant them a little bit of a break-through, but only enough that is realistic for the characters and relationship established. I was literally feeling like in small shoes.

Looking like I might explode out of my jeans any second, at middle school orientation. Aug 09, julie martin rated it really liked it.

That was my plan, anyway. She never tells her mom about the audition because she does not like that she like to do opera. Right before the music starts is the quietest time in the world.

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Sean and Gigi help Caitlin become more comfortable and develop her into a triple threat. I highly recommend this book to anyone. I didn’t know she has that kind of backbone in her previously, her scenes in B.

Caitlin’s no diva and I had a hard time thinking that the kids at the performing arts school saw her that way in the beginning. She listens and sings opera, which is against the grain of all around. This is a followup if not a direct sequel to Breathing Underwaterbut I suspect you could read this without having read that. His only company is his housekeeper, Magda, and, at his request, a blind tutor named Will.


It sent a nice message about abuse, y’know? Adrian had also made a deal with Kendra, and because of which, Will regains his sight and Magda is allowed to return to her family. Overall just not a fan of thi I read the book before this one back in November, but I could not remember much of the storyline for the first book. Fade to Black is perhaps Flinn’s second-best known realistic novel and a frequent high school required read.

Dec 08, Megan rated it liked it. She kisses him, breaking the spell and turns him back to normal. This was again a pleasant surprise. This book i would say should a lot of feelings. Until he started to palsed with Caithlin. If she felt that way, she’d have practiced more. Just listening to the beginning of him Where is Elza?

For your own good. I loved book, Breathing Underwater, because I was very curious about Nick’s life. That was also when I learned to be a keen observer. She keeps a daily record of her weight in an online journal and obsesses over every bite she consumes. It is told in civa girls perspective so more girls may like this book over boys.

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But first, I have to get through this audition. Too late when she realized, his boyfriend was from Hell. However, I plan to read Breathing Underwater. Diva 1 2 May 26, I loved this book, and to be completely honest i’m not really sure why.

She’s living through the aftermath of an abusive relationship, she fiva a youth-obsessed mother who just doesn’t understand her, and she’s on a constant yo-yo diet to live up the standards of her nitpicking friends.