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.

Author: Akizshura Goltishakar
Country: Malta
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 6 June 2007
Pages: 265
PDF File Size: 12.18 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.54 Mb
ISBN: 603-9-40237-934-7
Downloads: 32373
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dailrajas

Published October 1st by HarperTeen first published September 21st Many of these are playfully alluded to in portions of the book, particularly the chat room transcripts in which the character of Kyle talks to other teens who have been transformed into creatures.

I really related a lot to Diva. 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.

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 some stupid teenage boy calling her his girlfriend in order for her to feel good and confident in zlex. Of course, getting away from her old school and her old friends aids in her being significantly more sane about it. For most people, the word “diva” means brilliant and over—the—top. I actually liked this book.

Lots of girls I know call themselves divas. She has some problems to maintain an “optimal” weight.

Diva (Breathing Underwater, #2) by Alex Flinn

All I had to do was convince my mother, the cosmetics salesperson with mythically bad taste in clothes and men, that going downtown to hang with the music geeks was a good idea. While the talk of makeup and fashion may give it more appeal to girls, there is stuff for boys as well. Fresh Start Listening to: I was signing up for chorus. He sings through her, inside her, making his voice come through hers. I learned a,ex read early. I didn’t get back to it until I had my first daughter, Katie.


Everyone here has something freaky about them, except me. But then some people get picked to be “listeners” in music class, and others don’t make aoex good chorus in middle school, and others don’t get in here. aelx

She auditions for and then attends a performing arts high school where she is surrounded by other kids with similar interests and dreams to herself. But for this oblivious-to-opera Deadhead, I was entranced, above all, by the aspects of the story involving a complex teen with a passion for a relatively unusual flavor of performing arts, who pays attention to priorities and is faced with overcoming a fear of failure while simultaneously dealing with the rest of her life.

To view it, slex here.

Opera is the best and I wish more people went. Of course, she came back completely different. At auditions she meets an equally talented opera singer, Sean, who she starts falling for.

I started writing an early and laughable version of Breathing Underwater in college I was really bored on a car trip with my parents. 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I guarantee you you’ll hear more about Nick. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Customers who bought this item also bought.


On the strength of this book, even on the first few pages, I would read anything that Alex Flinn has to offer. This story pales in comparison to the prequel, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

The two begin to have tutoring sessions together and during winter they go to a lodge. She’s living through the aftermath of an abusive diav, she has a youth-obsessed mother who just doesn’t understand her, and she’s on a constant yo-yo civa to live up the standards of her nitpicking friends. Apr 20, Macklin rated it really liked it. What kind of year-old acts like that?

I mean, I want to try. And she dares to justify her actions? Nothing to Lose is about Michael Daye, a year-old boy, who runs away from home before his stepfather is killed.

Alex Flinn

I recommend this book to the girls through the ages of twelve and sixteen. After all – everyone must bow down to Miss Caithlin, right? I thought this was a really important topic, as 27 percent of teenage girls surveyed have been hit by a boyfriend.

Most people think opera is a weird thing. Then, if you’re curious to read about Caitlin, go ahead and read this. However, Charlie pressures Paul to commit acts of vandalism and break into the school and change his grade. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: He is locked in a mansion-like apartment by his shallow, image-obsessed father. Then, Paul meets Charlie, a more popular boy who seems to be Paul’s ticket to fitting in.