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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Is there such a thing as psychosomatic mucus? Sends a warped message to teenage girls. I thought Caitlin’s true best friends continued to stand by her at the end of Breathing Underwater.

After all – everyone must bow down to Miss Caithlin, right?

At a book signing, Alex Flinn says she hopes that girls who read Diva will take from it that there is something more to life than boyfriends. But that’s not you, Cait. Please help by adding reliable sources.

When the other kids were on Book 20, I was on Book 1! And have fiva noticed the subject? She makes the escape by pursuing one of her dreams.

He starts to turn into a beast; however, because he performed a small act of kindness shortly before his transformation when he gave an unwanted rose corsage to a girl working a ticket booth, she gives him two years to break the spell, or remain a beast forever. She can not dance or act and is very nervous about her weight. For other uses, see Breathing Underwater disambiguation. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

They wanted to know me dlva I was good. I stoop to pick up my music.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. At first when Nick keeps appearing fleetingly I was, er, sort of hoping that she could see how he’s turned over a new leaf, dova yet I knew that she just have to get over the relationship if she wanted to move on. He walks onstage, plunks a Burger King crown on his head Really!


In a bad way. Mom, drumming her pink-manicured nails on my hosp. All That Jazz Date: When the two meet, they begin to solve the mystery of why each is there. I studied opera in college I’m a coloratura — the really loud, high-pitched sopranos.

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I based the book on my experiences interning with the State Attorney’s Office and volunteering with battered women. For most people, the word “diva” means brilliant and over—the—top. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Beastly is a novel by Alex Flinn.

Then she became a pretty blond girl and eventually got a boyfriend. Medea the opera named for the mythological woman who killed her kids just to bug her ex-husband. The only sympathetic person.

It’s veeeeery important for her. Well, maybe not okay, but. Caitlin did audition and surprise, they took her in high school. My legs are shaking so hard I can barely stand, so I lean against the piano like those opera singers divx PBS. Nov 03, Ilyse Kramer rated it did not like it.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In it, Paul Richmond, who has trouble fitting in at a private school where his alxe works as a secretary. Sequel to Breathing Underwater True, a lot of girls prefer to call themselves Diva but they do not know the extent of the word.


It’s characters like these, and authors like Flinn, that make books so life-like!

DIVA by Alex Flinn | Kirkus Reviews

People at school pick on him. He is locked in a mansion-like apartment by his shallow, image-obsessed father. I stare at her. This book i would say should a lot of feelings. Want fflinn Read saving…. To date, flnn has written twelve books and one original e-book, that have been published with another due in The anonymous thing is cool.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. The teacher, students, and the principal act different than what she expected. Finally, an actual likable YA novel heroine even though some of you may beg to differ, seeing as how she’s so obsessed with her weight – but that makes her even more relatable and realistic, especially for an ex-fat girl. I thought Caitlin was much more three-dimensional here than she was in Breathing Underwater but there were alwx times where she aex flat for me.

I was born on Long Island and grew up on a street called Salem Court. His only company is his housekeeper, Magda, and, at his request, a blind tutor named Will. I feel bad for her. This is a worthwhile read and I appreciate that Alex Flinn goes into the nitty-gritty and truly tackles emotional issues instead of just glossing over them like a lot of YA novelists do.