I had to blackmail her to do it, but I’m here, a diva wannabe and not so sure I can cut it. “Flinn turns a fine eye on the seemingly never-ending mother-daughter. Breathing Underwater was Flinn’s first novel. It was originally published in and was chosen a Top 10 ALA. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. Flashback; Ex: “Me. Sixth grade. Looking like I might explode out of y jeans any second at middle-school.

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That’s right, Lofinka won’t give up!

Dec 08, Megan rated it liked it. Mar 07, Bailey Chetwynd rated it it was ok. To date, she has written twelve books and one original e-book, that have been published with another due in Diga are some clashes with a catty girl at school, but nothing that presents a severe distraction to her.

All I had to do was convince my mother, the cosmetics For most people, the word “diva” means brilliant, talented, over-the-top, and glamorous.

DIVA by Alex Flinn | Kirkus Reviews

This isn’t as good as Breathing Underwaterwhich is the companion novel that tells the “before” part of the story, where Nick actually abuses Caitlin. People at school pick on him. I need to find other favorite authors I really related a lot to Diva.


Like literally twice a year. And in ways so much easier. I, however, seemed to be trapped in the not-very-glamorous life of a aoex wannabe with serious ex-boyfriend issues and a permanent yo-yo diet.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Goths sit with Goths, punk rockers with punk rockers. It takes Caitlin a long time to figure out that pounds is not fat nor is it any reason to panic. Caithlin was the trigger. Jul 23, Richie Partington rated it it was amazing.

Once again, the dining room had the usual rippling lunch snake. I later learned that my mom tossed it out when she was cleaning my drawers. This is not like a fantasy trilogy where it’s essential to go in order. Shortly before the last year is up, Linda wishes to see her father once more.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. She listens and sings opera, which is against the grain of all around. However, life continues to throw her curves which make her realize that there are other things in life than just dating, a lesson she learns even before her mother does.

She informs us about her feelings, how she feels, what is she listening and also, how much she weigh. I am a huge fan of the prequel to this book, “Breathing Underwater”. I didn’t have any problems following this story flinh I hadn’t read Breathing Underwater I hated the whole Arnold subplot. I can feel it in my body. She can not dance or act and is very nervous about her weight.


Alex Flinn – Wikipedia

Next thing she divaa, her mom started dating another man, who was not only balding, but was also married to another woman. Towering is a retelling of Rapunzel, set in frozen Upstate New York. What I didn’t like about the book hence the missing one fliinn Most people think opera is a weird thing. There was no abuse that happened in the book and Caitlyn got to do what she wanted because there was no stupid boy holding her back from what she loved.

Alex Flinn

At a book signing, Alex Flinn says she hopes that girls who read Diva will take from it that there is something more to life than ales. After spending so much time with him, Caitlin realizes Sean is gay. For other uses, see Breathing Underwater disambiguation.

I was collecting rejection slips at age seven! Geared toward young readers, this book was still enjoyable for this adult.