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. Breathing Underwater. Alex Flinn. 1. JANUARY 5 JUSTICE BUILDING, MIAMI, FLORIDA. I’ve never been in a courthouse before. But then, I’ve never been in.

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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.

Nick is victim of abuse as well. It would have been time consuming yes but it also could have been interesting to see how Caitlin dealt with seeing Nick at school and everything.

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

Required reading for many schools, Alex Flinn does an amazing job of portraying Nick in a way in which the reader can almost feel sorry for him. Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix. Caitlin is everything Flnin has ever wanted — beautiful, talented, and in love with him. But then it all changes.

When I was teaching in Young Womens, a talk I came across from Susan Tanner said that we don’t encourage our youth to obey the standards by showing them all the ways they could disobey.


The kid in this book got lucky that he was sentenced to take this class. She smiles too, taken in like everyone else by his Armani suit and Greek accent. Jan 12, Robyn rated it really liked it. I learned about the thought process of someone that abuses mentally and physically.

It was a little confusing to read because he was telling a story of his past, but also talking in present form.

Breathing Underwater

Nick Andreas is seemingly the perfect high school student – breathjng good grades, plays on the football team, overall a stand up guy, at least on the surface. What’s the Name o Starting to read this book I had a totally different view of what it was going to be about and i’m glad to say that it made me think very differently by the time it was finished.

Looking for More Great Reads? I found myself rooting for him to get help and stick with his recovery program. Mostly because I have read many in this genre, on this particular topic.

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Mar 12, MaKaylin Sulser rated it really liked it. I guess I must have nodded or something because, from that point on, every poem I ever wrote in school was submitted to Highlights or Cricket magazine. Telling her that stuff was a mistake. On the front wall, aled letters read: It was law school that probably helped with my first novel.


Gradually, he begins to recognize his own responsibility in how events played out “Somehow, when I see it on paper, it becomes more real than when it’s just in my head”. Do you start with the delicate plot that have you hanging on for every word? As the book went on, I realized I related to Nick more and more learning new things about fllinn and myself while reading.


I would recommend this book it makes readers want to keep reading and find underwated how the next event happens. This is a book that the kids in my high school were reading.

View all 7 comments. Do you begin with the powerful message the story conveys? Feb 07, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 12, Minutes years.

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful. I honestly did NOT want to li “Breathing Underwater” is about sixteen year old Nick Andreas who leads a double life, most of the time he is a charming, straight-A earning football player.

Seven Trees of Stone. She backs off, scowling. I don’t think I ever once felt the spirit while reading this.