↠´ Breathing Underwater Ï Download by Æ Alex Flinn

↠´ Breathing Underwater Ï Download by Æ Alex Flinn Like Father, Like SonIntelligent, 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 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 Who He Can Confide In But When Things Start To Spiral Out Of Control, Nick Must Face The Fact That He S Gotten From His Father Than Green Eyes And Money A fast simple read that was gripping, shocking and honest.
Was this really challenged to be banned from a school This is exactly the type of book that teen girls should be readingyes he s hot, yes he s popular and sexy, but he s mean, he s controlling and he hits you, this is not a romantic relationship you want to be in.
Even though the entire book is from the abusers POV and Flinn gave us hope for his character by the end, she made her girl SMART and able to do the right thing once the danger became to much Its for sure a teachable book that examines the characteristics in a domestic abuser and the signs to know when to break off the relationship.
In this extraordinary novel by Alex Flinn, we experience a violent teen relationship from the point of view of the boy who beats his girlfriend Nick is everyone s friend and seemingly has a perfect life What his friends don t know is that his father is abusive Before he knows it, Nick finds himself following in his dad s footsteps as he becomes both verbally and physically abusive to his girlfriend Caitlin When Caitlin s parents file a restraining order against him, Nick is forced into a family violence class Required reading for many schools, Alex Flinn does an amazing job of portraying Nick in a way in which the reader can almost feel sorry for him I found myself rooting for him to get help and stick with his recovery program.
Breathing Underwater is about sixteen year old Nick Andreas who leads a double life, most of the time he is a charming, straight A earning football player However, the guys in his anger management class and his ex girlfriend Caitlin know differently They know that Nick is actually an abusive person who has lived under the poor influence of his father This book details his struggle to find himself in the mask of anger that has been controlling him for awhile now.
I honestly did NOT want to like this book It seemed to be the type of book that I would naturally not like, even though I just love Alex Flinn s works As I began the novel I couldn t stop myself from flipping the pages to find out what exactly Nick did and if he manages to control himself or not Some people complain about happy endings, but this b Sadly, this book may be a work of fiction but in many ways it isn t I know people in similar situations or even someone like Nick It s not fun It s sad to think growing up in a hostile home and not having the love from your parents that you need can mold you into a certain person who lashes out on the ones who care most about them girlfriends boyfriends and friends It s a hard cycle to break and there s only two routes that it could end up at I think this book could be very helpful for certain people and it s a good read for anyone who wants to get in the mind of someone like this and have a little understanding of their world Sometimes they are the victim.
It makes me sad that a book about teenage violence has become required reading for all freshman at North High, where my kids attend On the other hand, I m glad that someone took the time to write a book about such a serious and much needed topic I m sure that the author wrote it thinking that if she could make a difference in even one person s life it would be well worth it I feel that if the reading of this book is accompanied with a great deal of classroom discussion it could prove to be very helpful to kids who are prone to violence or kids who are victims of violence This is not your typical book about abuse because it s from the abuser s point of view It takes you on a journey inside the mind of Nick Andreas a 16 year old, who grows up in an upper class neigh This book made me think and feel so much It could ve been improved storywise and characterwise but it gets its message across really well, and the main concept of the story is portrayed perfectly It made you feel sad for all types of characters, while being so frustrated at them at the same time This made me love this book.
I suppose I ll mention this was one of the books we just finished in English Apparently, I think that Breathing Underwater is the best book so far in the school year that was required reading Notice I didn t say the best book I ve ever read Nick seems to be a person who is quite spoiled and probably has the perfect life being handsome, popular and rich Beneath the surface though see what I did there he s abused by his father often and has taken out his anger on others as well, such as Caitlin As a result, there are many consequences due to Nick s actions It make me really sad to hear that his father was abusive though Comparing my very own life to Nick s life, my life seems to be easy as pie.
I don t seem to have a lot of reaction from this book I typically don t read YA Realistic Fiction that much on my own when I look on my list of books Read.
Why I really gave it such a high ra I know if I don t try to type out my feelings now, I will lose what I am thinking feeling.
I don t want to say that I didn t like the book, but I have very few good things to say about it Yes, it captured my interest and I read it quickly I wasn t ever bored and anxiously waited to see how it ended There were so many things that I didn t like though.
1 I don t like books that are written for YA that try to capture what it is really like in high school I don t want my kids reading those kind of books Yes, this may be real life for some, but I hope it isn t real life for my kids I want my kids to be hanging out with their friends from church, not having sex on the weekends It seems like authors that try to write like this write about the minority of high school kids I saw signs posted at the high school that we directed at that say only 3% of high school students drink alcohol r Another book from my library s display for Teen Dating Violence Awareness month This one was different, in that it was told from the perspective of the abuser In past books, I ve had trouble reading a story told from the bad guy s point of view, but in this one I found myself sympathizing with him at certain times.
I like how the story is told through a journal writing exercise and how Nick ends up understandingabout himself and his life through the exercise I really enjoyed the character Mario and how he related to the guys in his class His story was a very sad one and I like that it was included in a book of this nature And even though it crushed me, I think it was wise of the author to include what happened to Leo and his girlfriend I think it s important to show all the bad sides of this situation and not just the ones where the person learns from what they ve done.
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