I had to blackmail her to do it, but I’m here, a diva wannabe and not so sure I can cut it. “Flinn turns a fine eye on the seemingly never-ending mother-daughter. Breathing Underwater was Flinn’s first novel. It was originally published in and was chosen a Top 10 ALA. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. Flashback; Ex: “Me. Sixth grade. Looking like I might explode out of y jeans any second at middle-school.

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She keeps a daily record of her weight in an online journal and obsesses over every bite she consumes. Jan 12, Robert rated foinn did not like it. Alex Crusan, the victim; Clinton Cole, the suspect; and the witness, Daria Bickel, a young woman with Down’s syndrome.

I was okay with that. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Flinn’s books seem to appeal to teens who might otherwise prefer not to read, which is the charge of divva Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

What I liked about the book: Adrian realizes that Linda is the same girl to whom he gave the rose corsage. What kind of year-old acts like that? Her vocal instructor also offers her flonn option to try out for a summer opera camp in New York which Caitlin turns down, but then accepts.

Diva by Alex Flinn

I wouldn’t recommend read this first because I think it’ll seem kind of underwhelming without all that previous context. He’s a clear example of the proverb Like father, like son. Flinn based the book in part on her experience as a lawyer working with domestic violence duva. Caithlin was the trigger. I had a really hard time making friends, so I spent a lot of time reading and writing then.


She tries really on an audition to go to an art school. In it, Paul Richmond, who has trouble fitting in at a private school where his mother works as a secretary.

I didn’t have any problems following this story because I hadn’t read Breathing Underwater This story pales in comparison to the prequel, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. So why the cartoon this time around? That so did not make me feel better.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. This story gives an exquisite moral lesson that,”Love doesn’t have eyes for external ugliness,it only seeks internal beauty” [10] [11].

Not a good book at all. Dlinn researched many versions of divva Beauty and the Beast story to write her book. I thought that this book was so much better than the first book. Rowena probably did her a huge favor. I learned to read early. She lives in Miami.

The resentments and assumptions that both carry keep getting in the way.

I just didn’t want to keep going. Like some teens know do not get so along with their parents. I will give this book a five. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

After spending so much time with him, Caitlin realizes Sean is gay. Like literally twice a year. It was released in He was the one who handed me a copy of Ellen Tebbits and said, “I think you’re ready for this. I usually don’t pick up books flnin seem to have a first impression of being too filnn, which is a bad habit that I’ve been trying to shake off for awhile now I know, I know!


Now, I am waiting for her next book, Mirrored. It is more like a companion novel because Nick is now in the background and we see from Caitlin’s point of view a little while after the last novel ended.

Breathing Underwater 2 books. The two begin to have tutoring sessions together and during winter they go to a lodge.

Feb 13, Bridgette Redman rated it really liked it. Then when it came out that Sean was gay it killed the book just like that.

Alex Flinn

And Caitlin’s friends like Sean and Gigi areactually To top it off her mom, a want to be teenager, begins to date a married man while living off her ex-husband. Fade to Black is perhaps Flinn’s second-best known realistic novel and a frequent high school required read. Sequel to Breathing Underwater The woman up front calls a name not mine. Most people think opera is a weird thing. Jun 17, Tiana rated it really liked it Shelves: I, otoh, 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.

View all 3 comments. Yet despite some struggles to keep up with her competitive classmates and the distraction of cute new crush, Caitlin never loses her sense of humor and eventually gains the confidence to achieve her goals.

This was again a pleasant surprise. They wanted to know me because I was good.