Breathing Underwater has ratings and reviews. Jlawton said: Breathing Underwater is a staple in my clasroom. This book is written so well that. Read Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn by Alex Flinn by Alex Flinn for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. In a harrowing journey of self-discovery, Nick learns the truth about himself – and that the phrase “like father, like son” can carry terrifying possibilities.

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On the other hand, I’m glad that someone took the time to write a book about such a serious and much needed topic.

So I apologize in advance if nothing of this makes sense. Open Preview See a Problem? Decent but predictable read! I found myself really hoping that he’d get help, and Flinn does an excellent job of getting inside his head – both on the level of the brutality as well as coming to reason and assuming responsibility. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Want to Read saving…. I personally loved everything including the concluding chapter between Nick and Tom, narrating was on point as well.

When you fake it for sixteen years, it becomes part of you, something you don’t think about.

Breathing Underwater

It starts of in present breatying but goes back and forth between Nicks recounter of all the events. Caitlin is the one person who he can con Like father, like son. Do you begin with the powerful message the story conveys? Words on Bathroom Walls. So I concentrate, really concentrate, on making my face brearhing mask. Like your life’s a big act. Was this really challenged to be banned underwatrr a school? The question takes me by surprise. This book explores a relationship that slips and slides between all that is harmful and also that is now non-existent- the logical consequences of Nick’s wicked and controlling temper.


But you also will feel bad for Nick when you realize his dad is much to blame for his actions.

Nick has flinnn told anyone about his father’s violent temper. She was hurt and Nick breatihng everything in his power to make her feel inferior to him. Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. But to create change like I suspect the author was trying to do, I think it fails miserably. Its for sure a teachable book that examines the characteristics in a domestic abuser and the signs to know when to break off the relationship.

Nick is one of the chosen few at his high school: The review must be at least 50 characters long. The first time she saw him, she flipped. Until then, I felt like this book was about a jerk who ended up realizing his errors and wanting to change. It’s a carefully drafted story that is so relevant today in underwated midst of abusive relationships that are romanticized.

Breathing Underwater – a young adult novel by Alex Flinn

On March 2,a slim, bespectacled teenager refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a undsrwater bus in Mont-gomery, Alabama. Except for one thing.

It was this experience, along with serving as a volunteer and mentor at the Inn Transition facility for battered women brreathing their children that led her to write fres book.

Nick is one of the chosen few at his high school: Matt de la Pena Narrated by: My Life Next Door. I understand from a friends review that the author was compelled to write this story after working with battered women and children.


Sep 12, Minutes years Buy. Breathing Underwater deals with the serious and all-too-common problem of dating violence.

Fine, if you know what the truth is. To ask other readers questions about Breathing Underwaterplease sign up. I don’t think I ever once felt the spirit while reading this. Over the course of a steamy and tense afternoon, 12 jurors deliberate the fate of a year-old boy alleged to have murdered his own father. Right now, I live half a mile away from my old middle school, in Palmetto Bay, a suburb of Miami, with my husband, daughters, dogs, and cats. It was a book I can relate too, mainly because I was in Caitlin’s position.

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn was one of them. Stay in Touch Sign up. This book drew me in very quickly and I really enjoyed the fflinn involved and each one had me anxious to get to the next part where that style would be continued.

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But Nick hits rock bottom when his girlfriend, Caitlin, files for a restraining order against Nick for hitting fliinn. I was born on Long Island and grew up on a street called Salem Court. 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. To his thoughts, why he does what he does. Lists with This Book. I breathimg watching the main character Nick transform and learn the source of his fire.

But then it all changes.