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.

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However, Charlie pressures Paul to commit acts of vandalism and break into the school and change his grade. As time passes, she slowly warms up to him and he finds himself falling in love with her.

Totally puts society thoughts to words! But I compensated for this early proficiency by absolutely refusing to read the programmed readers required by the school system — workbooks where you read the story, then answered the questions.

Everything has its season. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. That it is not good to judge people just by how their friends act or how they look like. I can’t wait to read another of their books! Sometimes, the only one a girl can confide in is her blog! I actually made the homecoming court and dumped the hottest guy in school.

Aug 22, Lofinka rated it it was ok Shelves: Looking forward to reading it one day! Considering my in-between books status, I also had no idea th After the abomination that was Beastly, I have to say that I was quite reluctant about reading anything that Alex Flinn had ever written before or after Beastly.


That’s when I start to cry. Not aelx paper form, but writes it on the internet. Because she wants to realize her dream, she auditions for the Miami High School of the Arts and actually gets in. May 02, Meg rated it really liked it Shelves: It was released in Maria Georgina de la Iglesia Corre.

She’s living through the aftermath of an abusive relationship, she has 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.

Books by Alex Flinn. She tries really on an audition to go to an art school. Everyone here has something freaky about them, except me.

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But then some people get picked to be “listeners” in music class, and others don’t make the good chorus in middle school, and others don’t get in here.

To date, she has written twelve books and one original e-book, that have been published with another due in As she goes to the art school she sees that it is very different than here other school.

The tale continues in the present day with Celine, Violet’s stepdaughter, who is more beautiful than she and the object of Violet’s envy and wrath. She goes to the school when she tells her mom and they both get in this big argument.

It captures rather well the interplay between a teenage girl and her mother, neither of whom can quite connect even when they want to. I opened my eyes.


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Looking forward to reading it one day! Well, maybe not okay, but.

Medea the opera named for the mythological woman who killed her kids just to bug her ex-husband. What I liked about the book: It has to be something like a romance, so there shouldn’t be missed love.

It tells the story of Caitlin attending performing arts school as she gets over what happened between her and Nick and learns to be her own person while bonding with her often-flighty mother. Flinn does grant them a little bit of a break-through, but only enough that is realistic for the characters and relationship established. Caitlin wants to be a diva—the kind who sings opera while being showered with roses.

I, however, seemed to be trapped in the not-very-glamorous life of a cheerleader wannabe with serious ex-boyfriend issues and a permanent yo-yo diet. This book has depth and meaning.

This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat He realized he made a mistake. It was a smooth, easy read and I got through it quickly.

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Fresh Start Listening to: I wonder if it could be all in my head. I read a book about auditioning. Dec 08, Megan rated it liked it.