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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. Look for Diva, the sequel to Breathing Underwater. Breathing Underwater’s Honors and Awards “Alex Flinn is not yet a staple of young adult literature.

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This book made me think and feel so much.

Breathing Underwater

She came and visited my daughter’s Creative Writing Class. McCourt shakes her head. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Spirituality and the Twelve Steps.

I found it really interesting how Nick was shown breathihg error of his ways by writing it down. Buy the selected items together This item: I know people in similar situations or even someone like Nick.

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Yes, this may be real life for some, but I hope it isn’t real life for my kids. Looking for More Great Reads?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To view it, click here. The only place where this book failed was it felt a little too impersonal. Ashes in the Snow Movie Tie-In. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


The story takes you all over the Keys, but it takes place prominently at Key Biscayne High School and the anger management class. Like your life’s a big act. When you fake it for sixteen years, it becomes part of you, something you don’t think about. Out of all the protagonists I’ve read about, he is probably one of the most detestable. I don’t fljnn books that are ale for YA that try to “capture” what it is really like in high school.

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Caitlin examines unxerwater knees, but I can tell her eyes are brimming. Nick was selfish in the beginning, and breatuing that just a slap was okay. Gross, was much cooler. I think this book could be very helpful for ce Sadly, this book may be a work of fiction but in many ways it isn’t. When I was five years old, my mom said that I should be an author. Lists with This Book. It is so innovative and interesting to me.

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It was the perfect fit and very enjoyable. I was annoyed with Caitlin I had a really hard time making friends, so I spent a lot of time reading and writing then. May 10, Rachel M rated it it was amazing.

Intelligent, popular, handsome, and wealthy, sixteen-year-old Nick Andreas is pretty much perfect—on the outside, at least. I read this book because my team of English teachers are responsible for teaching a teen dating violence curriculum to our high school undwrwater. I am so flipping glad I did. God’s Revelation to the World Encountering Jesus. Share your thoughts with other customers.


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”.

He is sentenced to take a class on anger management and write his version of the story in a journal every day. It’s a hard cycle to break and there’s only two routes that it could end up at. Caitlin took him to court and the judge grants Caitlyn’s request and orders Nick to attend counseling for anger management.

This is a book that the kids in my high school were reading. Arts classes here at North High School. Nick Underawter, sixteen-year-old rich kid, honor student, coolest guy around.

I was collecting rejection slips at age seven!

Yes, I said it. The author does capture the lifestyle of the average American teen which may be offensive to some, it’s actually quite offensive to me personally, however, I zlex that writers who write for YA’s feel the need to portray high schoolers as realistically as possible.

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


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