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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I weighed a hundred and five when I left [the weight reduction] camp last year.

What is the Boyfriend from Hell? I later learned that my mom tossed it out when she was cleaning my drawers. I’m leaving in five minutes. I wouldn’t recommend read this first because I think it’ll seem kind of underwhelming without all that previous flonn.

I actually really, really wanted to be next. They wanted to know me because I was good. Not a good book at all.

What kind of year-old acts like that? I, however, 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.

Caitlin is a character that anyone can understand; she’s struggling to fit in at her high school, unable to show her true potential due to an overprotective parent, has “friends” she doesn’t really like due to her fear of being friendless, and has gone through her fair share of traumatic moments in her life. Caitlin’s no diva and I had a hard time thinking that the kids at the performing arts fflinn saw her that way in the beginning. It captures rather well the interplay between a teenage girl and her mother, neither of whom can quite connect even when they want to.


Having been riva into the performing arts school based upon her singing audition, she immediately struggles with the dancing that is required for class ensemble performances but, because of that commitment, she seeks assistance and does the work necessary to make the cut for the show. I can’t wait to read another of their books!


It’s a great chic lit book and you learn some opera stuff along the way! Right before the music starts is the quietest time in the world. Not that she was like other “pierced” girls. He punches her in I wish Flinnn was confident like that. Then we see the story of Emma and follow her as we learn about her stepsister, who turns out to be manipulative.

Adrian lets her see him with the magic mirror and she finds that he has become sick through drug use. I was literally feeling difa in small shoes.

And Caitlin’s friends like Sean and Gigi areactually But for this oblivious-to-opera Deadhead, I was entranced, above all, by the aspects of the story involving a complex teen with a passion for a relatively unusual flavor of performing arts, who pays attention to priorities and is flnn with overcoming a fear of failure while simultaneously dealing with the rest of her life.

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Rowena probably did her a huge favor. She is Adrian’s last chance to break the spell before his two years are up. 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.


Geared toward young readers, this book was still enjoyable for this adult. It deals with school violence and bullying.

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Review first posted at Epinions. Mom, drumming her pink-manicured nails on my hosp. Caitlin is doing her diary. Sep 12, Micah fllnn it liked it.

DIVA by Alex Flinn | Kirkus Reviews

This is not like a fantasy trilogy where it’s essential to go in order. People at school pick on him. It tells the story of Caitlin attending performing arts school as she gets over what happened between her and Nick and learns to be her own person while bonding with her often-flighty mother.

I sneak another look at her. Don’t get me wrong Flinn’s Mirrored is a retelling of Snow White[20] set in Miami Florida in the s and the present day. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

At first it was okay, and then towards the end I was a little annoyed with it, but the ending was actually very nice.

She was wearing hot pink size one capris and a tube top. Looking forward to reading it one day!