Breathing Underwater

Breathing Underwater

Book - 2001
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Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend, Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior and anger, and describes living with his abusive father.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060291983
Branch Call Number: Y Fiction
Characteristics: 263 p. ; 19 cm


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Jul 30, 2015

I believe that Flinn did a great job of tackling how violence affects people in different ways, how abusing one person could lead to the abuse of another. I also believe that reading this book could help others learn to control, or deal with their anger. I encourage everyone to read this book, it is very informational.

nkontrol Nov 09, 2012

As I read this book, I thought that Nick was a jerk who only cared about his feelings and not Catlin. Some of the stuff he said made my blood boil and really hate him. But as I read on, it was not his fault. My favorite part was when Catlin sung on stage, although Nick basically blew up her spot by calling her a fat pig, in trying to keep her from singing.That took a lot of guts from her standpoint. It is a great read; it gives you insight into the mind of the abuser in the relationship. I would highly recommend this book as a class discussion.

amcewen10 Jun 16, 2012

When i read this book it caught my attention quickly and made me realize things and this book is truely amazing. I would recommend it to anyone.

May 19, 2012

This book was amazing. I couldn't put it down i loved the journey nick took and would recomment this.

starlet587 Sep 23, 2011

i loved this book. It was the 1st book i ever read by Flinn and i can't say enough how highly i hold it. This was also the 1st book i ever read that tackled this controversial issue of domestic violence from the male standpoint. To see where his anger comes from and what he goes through on his own homefront. This book definitely affected me in many ways. Great read.

Jun 05, 2010

I am having my teenage daughter read this. It really shows how a person can get caught up in abuse and why. I really like the book.


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