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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Adrian quickly lets her go to him and offers for her to return to the apartment in the spring if she desires, this time as a friend and not a prisoner. She informs us about her feelings, how she feels, what is she listening and also, how much she weigh.

Editorial 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. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

DIVA by Alex Flinn | Kirkus Reviews

I usually ales pick up books that seem to have a first impression of being too girly, which is a bad habit that I’ve been trying to shake off for I don’t even know where to start, that’s how much one can say about this book! I can just picture it: This is what I love.


She never tells her mom about the audition because she does not like that she like to do opera. All That Jazz Date: What kind of year-old acts like that?

I opened my eyes. I think everyone should read it! I went back and read some reviews and remembered some details, but I gave the first book a 2 star.

At my school, the most you can weigh is one-ten, even if you’re five-foot-nine. There is a companion to Breathing Underwater, in Caitlin’s viewpoint.

I would’ve dropped another star if not because of a Caitlin’s fighting match with her. Looking forward to reading it one day!


Mom, drumming her pink-manicured nails on my hosp. That so did not make me feel better. Too late when she realized, his boyfriend was from Hell.

I write my first drafts longhand, then I type them. The witch then curses him for his cruelty. I wanted to say forget and return it but since it’s book number two for Breathing Underwater I felt like I needed to read it. In this companion novel to Alex Flinn’s acclaimed Breathing Underwater, Caitlin puts her past as “the abused girlfriend” behind her and moves onward and upward to Diva—dom.

Most telling is a scene in which an older student with lots of initial promise but a preference for partying is informed after a mediocre performance that she should change majors. She stays alive because of sale of cosmetics.


See above…………I love to sing!!! Totally puts society thoughts to words! While the talk of makeup and fashion may give it more appeal to girls, there is stuff for boys as well.

Don’t expect anything of that. There was no dva 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.

Diva by Alex Flinn

I loved this book, and to be completely honest i’m not really sure why. I enjoyed reading Caitlin’s side of things even though her annoying way of writing her blog entries “OMG she wanted 2 go 2 the mall” was distracting. They are pulled up by the magnet, believing that they’re free. View all 6 comments. It’s like a reality show where they vote the weaklings off first.

For most people, the word “diva” means brilliant, talented, over-the-top, and divw.