Breathing Underwater (Breathing Underwater, #1)



Like Father, Like Son.Intelligent, Popular, Handsome, And Wealthy, Sixteen Year Old Nick Andreas Is Pretty Much Perfect On The Outside, At Least What No One Knows Not Even His Best Friend Is The Terror That Nick Faces Every Time He Is Alone With His Father Then He And Caitlin Fall In Love, And Nick Thinks His Problems Are Over Caitlin Is The One Person Who He Can Confide In But When Things Start To Spiral Out Of Control, Nick Must Face The Fact That He S Gotten From His Father Than Green Eyes And Money.Breathing Underwater (Breathing Underwater, #1)

NOTE If you would like to contact me, please visit my Facebook, Twitter, or website or e mail me alixwrites aol.com , but DO NOT MESSAGE ME THROUGH GOODREADS While I have a bio on Goodreads as a service to my readers, I do not visit Goodreads on a regular basis Like literally twice a year.Okay, bio.I was born on Long Island and grew up on a street called Salem Court This probably influenced m NOTE If you would like to contact me, please visit my Facebook, Twitter, or website or e mail me alixwrites aol.com , but DO NOT MESSAGE ME THROUGH GOODREADS While I have a bio on Goodreads as a service to my readers, I do not visit Goodreads on a regular basis Like literally twice a year.Okay, bio.I was born on Long Island and grew up on a street called Salem Court This probably influenced my interest in witches It also means I can t use that as a password or security question and no, I won t tell you my first pet s name When I was five years old, my mom said that I should be an author 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 I was collecting rejection slips at age seven I learned to read early 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 When the other kids were on Book 20, I was on Book 1 My teacher, Mrs Zeiser, told my mother, Alexandra marches to her own drummer I don t think that was supposed to be a good thing Nonetheless, I learned how to read, and my second grade teacher, Dr Gross, was much cooler He was the one who handed me a copy of Ellen Tebbits and said, I think you re ready for this I didn t know what that meant, but I was VERY EXCITED.My family moved to Miami when I was in middle school I had a really hard time making friends, so I spent a lot of time reading and writing then But unlike Christopher Paolini or Amelia Atwater Rhodes, I never finished writing a novel Note to teen writers It s okay not to finish your novel in high school That was also when I learned to be a keen observer By high school, I d made some friends and gotten involved in various gifted and talented performing arts programs I studied opera in college I m a coloratura the really loud, high pitched sopranos and then went to law school.It was law school that probably helped with my first novel Breathing Underwater deals with the serious and all too common problem of dating violence I based the book on my experiences interning with the State Attorney s Office and volunteering with battered women I thought this was a really important topic, as 27 percent of teenage girls surveyed have been hit by a boyfriend I m happy that the book is so popular, and if you are reading this bio because the book was assigned for school, I m happy about that too There is a companion to Breathing Underwater, in Caitlin s viewpoint It is called Diva.I started writing an early and laughable version of Breathing Underwater in college I was really bored on a car trip with my parents I later learned that my mom tossed it out when she was cleaning my drawers Thanks, Mom I didn t get back to it until I had my first daughter, Katie I m self taught I went to the library and took out books on writing Then, I read a lot of young adult novels by writers I admired I write my first drafts longhand, then I type them.I think I write for young adults because I never quite got over being one In my mind, I am still 13 years old, running laps on the athletic field, wearing this really baggy white gymsuit I m continually amazed at the idea that I have a checking account and a mortgage So I try to write books that gymsuit girl might enjoy It s a way of going back to being thirteenknowing what I know now.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

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  • 263 pages
  • Breathing Underwater (Breathing Underwater, #1)
  • Alex Flinn
  • English
  • 04 September 2018
  • 0064472574

10 thoughts on “Breathing Underwater (Breathing Underwater, #1)

  1. says:

    Breathing Underwater is a staple in my clasroom This book is written so well that it becomes the hook for my non reading students I learned about the thought process of someone that abuses mentally and physic...

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    I know if I don t try to type out my feelings now, I will lose what I am thinking feeling.I don t want to say that I didn t like the book, but I have very few good things to say about it Yes, it captured my interest and I read it quickly I wasn t ever bored and anxiously waited to see how it ended There were so many things that I didn t like though.1 I don t like books that are written for YA that try to capture what it is really like in high school I don t want my kids reading those kind I know if I don t try to type out my feelings now, I will lose what I am thinking feeling.I don t want to say that I didn t like the book, but I have very few good things to say about it Yes, it captured my interest and I read it quickly I wasn t ever bored and anxiously waited to see how it ended There were so many things that I didn t like though.1 I don t like books that are written for YA that try to capture what it is really like in high school I don t want my kids reading those kind of books Yes, this may be real life for some, but I hope it isn t real life for my kids I want my kids to be hanging out with their friends from church, not having sex on the weekends It seems like authors that try to write like this write about the minority of high school kids I saw signs posted at the high school that we directed at that say only 3% of high school students drink alcohol regularly or something close to that They are wanting the student body to understand that NOT everyone is...

  3. says:

    In this extraordinary novel by Alex Flinn, we experience a violent teen relationship from the point of view of the boy who beats his girlfriend Nick is everyone s friend and seemingly has a perfect life What his friends don t know is that his father is abusive Before he knows it, Nick finds himself following in his dad s footsteps as he becomes both verbally and physically abusive to his girlfriend Caitlin When Caitlin s parents file a restraining order against him, Nick is forced into a fam In this extraordinary novel by Alex Flinn, we experience a violent teen relationship from the point of view of the boy who beats his girlfriend Nick is everyone s friend and seemingly has a perfect life What his friends don t know...

  4. says:

    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 However, the guys in his anger management class and his ex girlfriend Caitlin know differently They know that Nick is actually an abusive person who has lived under the poor influence of his father This book details his struggle to find himself in the mask of anger that has been controlling him for awhile now.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 However, the guys in his anger management class and his ex girlfriend Caitlin know differently They know that Nick is actually an abusive person who has lived under the poor influence of his father This book details his struggle to find himself in the mask of anger that has been controlling him for awhile now.I honestly did NOT want to like this book It seemed to be the type of book that I would natura...

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    A fast simple read that was gripping, shocking and honest.Was this really challenged to be banned from a school This is exactly the type of book that teen girls should be readingyes he s hot, yes he s popular and sexy, but he s mean, he s controlling and he hits you, this is not a romantic relationship you want to be in.Even though the entire book is from the abusers POV and Flinn gave us hope for his character by the end, she made her girl SMART and able to do the right thing once the da A fast simple read that was gripping, shocking and honest.Was this really challenged to be banned from a school This is exactly the type of book that teen girls should be readingyes he s hot, yes he s popular and sexy, but he s mean, he s controlling and he hits you, this is not a ...

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    It makes me sad that a book about teenage violence has become required reading for all freshman at North High, where my kids attend On the other hand, I m glad that someone took the time to write a book about such a serious and much needed topic I m sure that the author wrote it thinking that if she could make a difference in even one person s life it would be well worth it I feel that if the reading of this book is accompanied with a great deal of classroom discussion it could prove to be v It makes me sad that a book about teenage violence has become required reading for all freshman at North High, where my kids attend On the other hand, I m glad that someone took the time to write a book about such a serious and much needed topic I m sure that the author wrote it thinking that if she could make a difference in even one person s life it would be well worth it I feel that if the reading of this book is accompanied with a great deal of classroom discussion it could prove to be very helpful to kids who are prone to violence or kids who are victims of violence This is not your typical book about abuse because it s from the abuser s point of view It takes you on a journey inside the mind of Nick Andreas a 16 year old, who grows up in an upper class neighborhood in Miami FL Once you get to know him y...

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    Sadly, this book may be a work of fiction but in many ways it isn t I know people in similar situations or even someone like Nick It s not fun It s sad to think growing up in a hostile home and not having the love from your parents that you need can mold you into a certain person who lashes out on the ones who care most about them girlfriends boyfriends and friends It s a hard cycle to break and there s only two routes that it could end up at 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 I know people in similar s...

  8. says:

    This book made me think and feel so much It could ve been improved storywise and characterwise but it gets its message across really well, and the main concept of the story is portrayed perfectly It made you feel sad for all types of character...

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    Cassi Davila12 13Breathing UnderwaterAlex Flinn263 pgs.Sep 6,200910Nick Andreas was a confused young man I believe he really loved Caitlin, and that he changed and was willing to love again But I do believe Caitlin had every right to make the decision to not trust him again I wouldn t She was hurt and Nick did everything in his power to make her feel inferior to him That makes me furious as a young woman reading this book, but by the end of the book i feel sympathetic towards him because h Cassi Davila12 13Breathing UnderwaterAlex Flinn263 pgs.Sep 6,200910Nick Andreas was a confused young man I believe he really loved Caitlin, and that he changed and was willing to love again But I do believe Caitlin had every right to make the decision to not trust him again I wouldn t She was hurt and Nick did everything in his power to make her feel inferior to him That makes me furious as a young woman reading this book, but by the end of the book i feel sympathetic towards him because he realized what he did It wasn t his fault that he grew up to be like that, it was his father s And the fact that he did not have a mother to teach him how to treat a woman He had no right to hit a woman But his backround does make you understand that you shouldn t judge before ...

  10. says:

    Wow This book makes me a little sick to my stomach And it hurts It hurts a lot It s the story of an abusive relationship, but rather than the voice of the girl, the victim, we are in the head of the boyfriend, the abuser And I surprisingly found myself not sympathetic, exactly, but something I felt for him, wished he d open his eyes to things, realize how hurtful and cruel he was He also demonstrated some stellar character growth Not enough that I think Caitlin should ever go back to Wow This book makes me a little sick to my stomach And it hurts It hurts a lot It s the story of an abusive relationship, but rather th...

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