For other uses, see Breathing Underwater disambiguation. It tells the story of year-old Nicholas Andreas, a wealthy Miami teen who is sent to anger management because his girlfriend, Caitlin, takes out a restraining order against him. Ordered by the judge to write about his relationship, Nick tells of falling in love with her, and the eventual time when his anger took over and he hit her. Flinn based the book in part on her experience as a lawyer working with domestic violence cases. The book is set in Miami and Key West, Florida. Diva, a sequel to Breathing Underwater was released in
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There is a cloak in the story, but no oblivious girls or furry looking grandmothers in sight. They repair shoes in South Beach, Florida. Unfortunately they have a hard time making ends meet, but with some luck or fate you could say, a princess comes to town that will seem to have the key or more like money to make all those problems go away. The princess claims that her brother has been turned into a frog and she thinks Johnny is the right person to find him and bring him back.
What ensues is a whirlwind adventure, and Johnny gets a lot more out of it than he had anticipated. Too many events happening and too many storylines for one story. I felt like we were jumping from crisis to crisis ALL the time. But then again that was probably what the author was trying to achieve; the feeling that our character was almost literally flying by the seat of his pants.
All that aside I did appreciate the magical elements, and how they were interwoven in the storyline. What made this story good, even though it felt hurried, was Johnny. He tries hard to help his mom, and he has a vision of how things should be. But at the same time he has his faults. How can you not like a character like that? Now for what has been irking me since I read this book: Does anyone know why there is a red flower on the cover?
I do not remember a red flower being mentioned, or somebody saying something about a red flower. I feel like I missed something, so if anyone can inform me I would greatly appreciate it.
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