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Other teen novels--most strikingly Dreamland by Sarah Dessen--have shown dating violence from the point of view of a young girl trapped in an abusive relationship, but in Breathing Underwater, first-time novelist Alex Flinn tackles the difficult task of making us understand, if not sympathize with, the motivation of a violent young man. The story, like Rob Thomas's stylistically similar Rats Saw God, proceeds in two different time frames: the journal in which Nick relives the course of his tender but stormy love affair with Caitlin and the time after the restraining order, in which a desperate and friendless Nick struggles to understand and overcome his anger. This extraordinarily moving novel is highly relevant reading for all young men in our violence-prone society. (Ages 13 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
To be honest, I didn't find the premise interesting. I just read it since you can't always assume whether or not you'll like the book based on that. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Debra Tucker
Great read. this is a great book for learning more about domestic violence. teenagers would benefit from reading this novel.Published 5 months ago by Jessica Penna
Great great story with a wonderfully developing plot. This was a school listed book, and I'm very happy to have picked this one. Definitely worth the purchase. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bernadette Price
Great story ... It was hard to put down! I also purchased Diva - the sequel ...Published 7 months ago by AlwaysRunningMom42
my son like it said that it was a good read. would recommed to others.
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Alex Flinn helped me to see into the mind of a young man who was controlling, suspicious of his girlfriend and at times violent to her. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tracesprite