Harmony Book Reviews

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn

Posted on: February 23, 2008

Breathing UnderwaterNick’s life seems to be perfect. He drives everyone’s dream car and his father is rich. But that’s not really how it is. Nick’s father is abusive, both mentally and physically, and so is Nick. Like father like son, right? Except that unlike when Nick’s father hits him, Nick’s girlfriend doesn’t let Nick get away with hurting her. When he goes to far one day, he loses not only Caitlin, but his friends and the life he came to know.

Breathing Underwater starts out with Nick in the courtroom, denying that he ever put a hand on Caitlin, and being ordered to keep a journal, at least 500 words a week, and attending anger managment classes. As Nick’s story comes out, both in the anger classes and through his journal, I begin to loathe him, but also understand him.

Breathing Underwater is a brilliant story of a misunderstood but violent teen boy, who learns that sometimes, when you screw up, you just have to let go and move on.


5 Responses to "Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn"

I’m glad you found this interesting; it was the first book I read by Alex Flinn and I’ve since read and enjoyed all of her others. Did you know that there’s a sort of companion that takes place after Breathing Underwater from Caitlin’s POV, titled Diva?

this book seems really good, esp. the cover which attracts me the most.

I was wondering, do you do book review for unpublished authors. Please comment back. Regards.

Shenell, it depends. I would want to see the first chapter to decide, and then it would have to be printed out and sent to me. Please email me for more info.

thanks, and I picked up the book yesterday. it is very good, i just got it and i’m already on page 65.

This was such a great book, it kept you on the edge of your seat, wondering what would happen next.
This book is excellent for people that are having troubles with family, or friends.
I enjoyed this book allot, i highly reccomend EVERYONE should read this.

Great book 5 Star

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