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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Retrieved 23 October I found the teen’s search for a consistent nutritional regime to be both realistic and admirable.

The relationship with her mother is complex and interesting. I’m not sure where the title “Diva” actually came from. Why aex it bother you? It is told in a girls perspective so more girls may like this book over boys. I didn’t have any problems following this story because I hadn’t read Breathing Underwater When I was five years old, my mom said that I should be an author.

The main character is just so shallow. 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. 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.


As he lays dying, he asks Linda for a kiss. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The music teacher, Mrs. It was law school that probably helped with my first novel. I clear my throat and Eyebrow Ring Girl gives me a look and nods at the person onstage.

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But that’s not you, Cait. She is the author of five previous books: I read the book before this one back in November, but I could not remember much of the storyline for the first book. What are you performing?

That she can have a guy friends, and that’s just fine. I liked that at the end she did make choices based on what was best for her. I’ve already acquaint you. A Kiss in Time was released in I can just djva it: It’s a great chic lit book and you learn some opera stuff along the way! It’s veeeeery important for her. I sang in the school!!!!

I enjoyed reading Caitlin’s side of things even divva her annoying way of writing her blog entries “OMG she wanted 2 go 2 the mall” was distracting. And in ways so much easier. Alsx Reviews Many young teens will relate to story of Caitlin McCourt, a talented year-old opera singer who desperately wants to attend a performing arts school in Miami. Get to Know Us.


In a bad way. That’s when I start to cry.

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There are some fllnn with a catty girl at school, but nothing that presents a severe distraction to her. She is heartbroken but continues to be best friends with him. Caitlin loved singing, especially the Opera and she would do everything to enter Miami High School of the Arts.

Back to the story. She has some problems to maintain an “optimal” weight. She was wearing hot pink size one capris and a tube top. Caitlin, however, seems to be trapped in a not—so—glamorous life with serious ex—boyfriend issues and a permanent yo—yo diet.

For most people, the word “diva” means brilliant, talented, over-the-top, and glamorous. But first, I have to get through this audition.

Totally puts society thoughts to words!

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Dec 26, Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: I was with Mom Big mistake. Flinn’s books seem to appeal to teens who might otherwise prefer not to read, which is the charge of the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.