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Breathing Underwater
Breathing Underwater
Author: Alex Flinn
Like father, — like sonIntelligent, 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. Caitli...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780064472579
ISBN-10: 0064472574
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 272
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: HarperTempest
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Scary book because it's hard to believe that anyone actually thinks the way Nick did. It was difficult for me to read because I know that there actually are men out there who feel the way Nick did and the book gives off a feeling of helplessness. It was very emotional. But the in the end, it was a great book and one I would recommend.
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Very good story about a young man who abused his girlfriend, and his redemption.
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I should have reviewed this when I finished but on occasion that's hard for me to do so I'm stuck with having to rely on my crappy memory. Luckily it was only yesterday that I finished this. The day before was when I started Breathing Underwater and needless to say it's a fast read. It could be read in a matter of a couple hours if one had the time. It's also "easy" to read and by that I don't mean the subject matter but how the book reads. It wouldn't scare off a new reader. I don't think I'd have this to a reluctant reader though and only because all of the people I've met who could be called "reluctant readers" would see this as a preach in book form. That's the opposite of what I'd be trying to accomplish by giving him/her this book in the first place so personally this isn't the book I'd pick for that job.
Nick is very realistic and I think for the most part Caitlin is also. Flinn did a great job with how easily she had Nick join the ranks of abusive "men". ("Boy" would be a better word.)
The book doesn't feel like an after school special and I think that'll go a long way with teenagers. I know I'd have loved this when I was in my early teens.
One irky thing about the book: the kid on the cover looks almost just like an ex of mine.
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This is a really well written book telling the story of an abusive relationship from the boy's point of view. I thought that was interesting since these types of stories are generally told from the girls side only.
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A great book!