Feb 13, Bridgette Redman rated it really liked it Caitlin knows what she wants to be and it isnt a cheerleader or the girlfriend of the hottest guy in high school. Caitlin wants to be a divathe kind who sings opera while being showered with roses. She has the voice and the training for itwhat remains to be seen is whether she can overcome her shyness and insecurity. Readers of Alex Flinn will recognize Caitlinshes the abused girlfriend from Flinns critically acclaimed first novel, Breathing Underwater. Caitlin wants to be a diva—the kind who sings opera while being showered with roses. She has the voice and the training for it—what remains to be seen is whether she can overcome her shyness and insecurity.
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For other uses, see Breathing Underwater disambiguation. It tells the story of year-old Nicholas Andreas, a wealthy Miami teen who is sent to anger management because his girlfriend, Caitlin, takes out a restraining order against him.
Ordered by the judge to write about his relationship, Nick tells of falling in love with her, and the eventual time when his anger took over and he hit her. Flinn based the book in part on her experience as a lawyer working with domestic violence cases. The book is set in Miami and Key West, Florida. Diva, a sequel to Breathing Underwater was released in 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.
It deals with school violence and bullying. In it, Paul Richmond, who has trouble fitting in at a private school where his mother works as a secretary. People at school pick on him. However, Charlie pressures Paul to commit acts of vandalism and break into the school and change his grade. Then, he asks him to do something more shocking. Michael finds refuge at a traveling carnival and also falls in love with a fellow carny, Kirstie. When Michael finds out his mother is on trial for murder, he must decide whether to stay with the carnival and Kirstie, or come back to Miami to try to help his mother.
Alex Crusan, a year-old HIV positive high school junior, is attacked in his car early one morning and sent to the hospital. It was also a 1 New York Times bestseller. It is a retelling of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast set in modern-day New York City from the view of the beast.
Flinn researched many versions of the Beauty and the Beast story to write her book. Many of these are playfully alluded to in portions of the book, particularly the chat room transcripts in which the character of Kyle talks to other teens who have been transformed into creatures.
Kyle Kingsbury, rich, handsome and popular, plays a mean practical joke on an outcast girl in his class, who is really a witch named Kendra in disguise. The witch then curses him for his cruelty.
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.
The only way he can turn back to normal is if he truly loves a girl and gets her to love him in return, proving the love with a kiss. Kendra later offers Kyle further aid by giving him a magic mirror that shows him whomever he wishes to see. He is locked in a mansion-like apartment by his shallow, image-obsessed father. His only company is his housekeeper, Magda, and, at his request, a blind tutor named Will.
After a year of being in this state, and trying and failing to find love, Kyle changes his name to Adrian to reflect his feelings of being a completely different person from the conceited, materialistic boy he used to be. Adrian realizes that Linda is the same girl to whom he gave the rose corsage.
He fixes up a room for her, leaving roses and books for her to amuse herself with. When she arrives, she at first wants nothing to do with him as she feels he kidnapped her. As time passes, she slowly warms up to him and he finds himself falling in love with her. The two begin to have tutoring sessions together and during winter they go to a lodge.
Shortly before the last year is up, Linda wishes to see her father once more. Adrian lets her see him with the magic mirror and she finds that he has become sick through drug use. Adrian quickly lets her go to him and offers for her to return to the apartment in the spring if she desires, this time as a friend and not a prisoner. On the last day of the second year, Adrian looks for Linda in the mirror and sees her being dragged into a building by a man.
He rushes to her rescue and is shot in the process. As he lays dying, he asks Linda for a kiss. She kisses him, breaking the spell and turns him back to normal. He explains everything to Linda and the two go back and live in the apartment together.
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. Kendra reveals that she is Magda, punished to remain a servant forever because of her careless spellwork but she can now return home as well.
This was an original e-book and was also published as part of a special edition of Beastly in Then we see the story of Emma and follow her as we learn about her stepsister, who turns out to be manipulative. Kendra tries to help, but as usual, magic can sometimes be unpredictable. A Junior Library Guild selection for , the novel is a modern version of Sleeping Beauty,  in which Talia, princess of Euphrasia, touches a spindle, falling into a deep sleep for three-hundred years.
She wakes to the kiss of an American boy named Jack, on a tour of Europe. Since everyone in her kingdom is angry at her for touching the spindle, she persuades Jack to take her back to his Miami home, where she enters a modern world, replete with South Beach models and Jell-O shots. Set in Miami, it tells the story of a teen who works at the shoe repair counter at a posh South Beach hotel until he is sent on a quest by a princess, whose brother has been turned into a frog by a witch and set loose in the Florida Keys.
He goes on a long journey to find the frog but he finds the frog It was released on January 26, It is in two viewpoints, Wyatt, a teen who moves from Long Island after a tragedy, only to hear a strange voice, calling him into the wilderness, and Rachel, a girl who is locked in a tower.
When the two meet, they begin to solve the mystery of why each is there. It was released in It begins with the tale of Violet, a friendless, homely girl who discovers she has magic powers and uses these powers to acquire beauty.
The third viewpoint character is Goose, a little person who falls in love with Celine and tries to help her. It was published on September 15, Like Bewitching, it deals with the witch, Kendra. It follows the love affair between Kendra and a wizard named James, whom she met in Salem. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful.
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We end up with Nick. Not as good as Breathing Underwater, but still okay. At the same time, her relations with her mother — who objected to her attending the school — deteriorate. It is a retelling of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast set in modern-day New York City from the view of the beast.
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She tries really on an audition to go to an art fflinn. Then she became a pretty blond girl and eventually got a boyfriend. Overall, I give props to Alex Flinn for this zlex work of art, venturing to something more mature than in her usual fantasy books. She keeps a daily record of her weight in an online journal and obsesses over every bite she consumes.
For other uses, see Breathing Underwater disambiguation. It tells the story of year-old Nicholas Andreas, a wealthy Miami teen who is sent to anger management because his girlfriend, Caitlin, takes out a restraining order against him. Ordered by the judge to write about his relationship, Nick tells of falling in love with her, and the eventual time when his anger took over and he hit her. Flinn based the book in part on her experience as a lawyer working with domestic violence cases. The book is set in Miami and Key West, Florida. Diva, a sequel to Breathing Underwater was released in 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.