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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This book helped me understand that flinm can change. He rushes to her rescue and is shot in the process. I didn’t have any problems following this story because I hadn’t read Breathing Underwater Adrian realizes that Linda is the same girl to whom he gave the rose corsage. I hated the whole Arnold subplot.


I wouldn’t recommend read this first because I think it’ll seem kind of underwhelming without all that previous context. It sent a nice message about abuse, y’know? My family moved to Miami when I was in middle school.

And she dares to justify her actions? Everything has its time. I love seeing how the main character Caitlin grows through the novel. He sings through her, inside her, making his voice come through hers. My legs are all shaking. 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. I faced Mom down for the first time ever. At the same time, her relations with her mother — who objected to her attending the school — deteriorate.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Flinn does grant them a little bit of a break-through, but only enough that is realistic for the characters and relationship established. See all 21 reviews. She makes it seem like its too easy to get over a situation like that. I didn’t get back to it until I had my first daughter, Katie. Then she became a pretty blond girl and eventually got a boyfriend. I was especially curious about this one — what would make a young American teenager decide that opera was the form for her?

Summary – the most interesting character, unfortunately cornered less mentioned in this book. Start reading Diva on your Kindle in under a minute.

divs Opera is the best and I wish more people went. The connections created through all the characters were genuinely true, there was no fake friendship made to be true. Her online journal sections use letters and text abbreviations, 2day, U, No thx which kind of made her more realistic for me as a high schooler, but I know some people have serious issues with that. Return to Book Page. That’s right, Lofinka won’t give up!

Like literally twice a year.

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Zeiser, told my mother, “Alexandra marches to fliinn own drummer. By high school, I’d made some friends and gotten involved in various “gifted and talented” performing arts programs. All I had to do was convince my mother, the cosmetics. I don’t think ther are a lot of 40 year old men who would enjoy this book. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The romance ended up not being a romance and focused more on her growing by herself.


Just reading a spoiler and knowing that she will reconcile with Nick-makes me really, really uncomfortable.

And her best friend Gigi, was the wind beneath her wings, however eccentric she seemed to be. First, my friends all want me to be like them — cheerleaders, homecoming queens. Caitlin is worried for her mom dating a guy that is married and has kids. Alex Flinn does an excellent job of writing an entertaining story that gives teenagers something to think and talk about without lecturing or talking down to them.

Once she gets to the Arts school she meets Gigi and Sean and starts to develop confidence in herself and her singing. As he lays dying, he asks Linda for a kiss.

Minus the weight issues not saying I don’t have them, but it’s not something I fret upon every second of every dayI can very much relate with Caitlin McCourt, the main character, in her ambitions to be an opera singer, for I love singing! Adrian had also made a deal with Kendra, and because of which, Will regains his sight and Magda is allowed to return to her family.