Breathing Underwater by Alex FlinnBreathing Underwater by Alex Flinn

Breathing Underwater

byAlex Flinn

Paperback | May 10, 2011

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Don’t miss this timely contemporary young adult novel from Alex Flinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly, about a teenage boy’s struggle to break free from the cycle of abuse.

“Gripping.” —Publishers Weekly

Intelligent, 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 and anger 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. Caitlin is the one person he can confide in, the only person who understands him. But when Nick’s anger and jealousy overtake him, things begin to spiral out of control and Nick realizes that he’s more his father’s son than he wants to be.

Now Nick must confront his inner demons to stop the history of violence from repeating itself. <_u53a_p>


<_u53a_p>Winner of the Black-Eyed Susan Award

An ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults

An International Reading Association Young Adult Choices List Pick

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age Pick

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is also the author of Beastly, a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast that is a feature film starring Vanessa Hudgens, and A Kiss in Time, an edgy twist on Sleeping Beauty. Her other books include Breathing Underwater, an ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade t...
Title:Breathing UnderwaterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:May 10, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064472574

ISBN - 13:9780064472579

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique Perspective A look at emotional and physical abuse from the perspective of the abuser. A really unique perspective.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intresting Book My brother recommended this book to me and im glad that he did. I enjoyed reading this book a lot.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Book This book is really good, a friend refered it to me and I couldn't stop reading it, I thought the events that happend really reflected on everyday lives, some people go through these situations and it's very hard to deal with. In this book you get to see both perspectives, but more Nick's perspective which is very interesting. I recommend this book.
Date published: 2011-08-03

Editorial Reviews

“Flinn’s use of Nick as narrator is unusual and provocative, and there’s impact as well as insight in his long refusal to acknowledge his own culpability.”