Review: Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
Breathing UnderwaterBreathing Underwater by simply Alex Flinn is written as a series of journal entries. The diary is authored by Nick since an job from the assess who as well sends him to anger management after the girlfriend he beat up finally presses charges. The book was printed in 2001, before the new increase in internet dating violence novels, and it tells a tale often overlooked, that of the abuser instead of the abused.
2 weeks . delicate subject matter. And that tells a tough story. Because while Chip is (obviously) not with out his faults, he undoubtedly has his good items as well. As I browse I found me personally feeling... certainly not sympathetic, exactly, but absolutely feeling anything, more than I thought I would.
In the beginning, Nick can be angry for being forced in to these group anger supervision classes and he hates the idea of having to keep a journal. He doesn't think he provides a problem, feels he simply needs to pretend to clean up a little therefore he can acquire Caitlin again, get the courts out of his deal with and anything can be best again. Because we are examining Nick's diary, we are privy to his thoughts, his awareness and misguided beliefs. But we are also capable of read between lines and recognize that we are missing issues, both since Nick can be leaving all of them out also because Nick simply doesn't see them. The first entries in to the journal are very sarcastic and emotionless. It can clear that Nick does not want to be irritated with a record and that he believes it's ridiculous. But as Nick's story moves along, more and more thoughts leak upon the webpages until Computer chip is really keeping a record and utilizing it as a way to plan his thoughts and face up to painful recollections and facts.
This is a book with astonishing character development. We master enough regarding Nick through the entire course of the story to know that his life is not as easy or fantastic as his school close friends always presumed it being. And Caitlin knew this, which is perhaps the reason that she...