|Plot Summary of Breathing Underwater|
|"Nick Andreas, a a sixteen year old, is good looking and a popular athlete at his school. His father makes a pretty good living and this allows Nick to enjoy many luxeries. At the start of the year, Nick begins to seek a relationship with Caitlin. Caitlin has always been unpopular until this year. She has lost a lot of weight and is emotionally insecure from a lifetime of obesity. They begin their relatinship. Through a series of events, including jealous statements, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, and some physical abuse, Nick crosses the line and almost kills Caitlin during a car ride. He is given a restraining order, forced to go to anger management classes, and write in a journal. He is coninually in denial of his inapporpriate behavior and struggles to face some difficult issues in his life. Nick resists the work in the class and does not consider himself to be an abuser. He struggles to come to terms with his abusive behavior as well as the abuse that he has suffered at the hand of his father. After a tragic event involving one of the other members of the anger management class, Nick is able to understand the seriousness of his actions. "
Tiff Wright, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Breathing Underwater|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- high school
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- parental abuse
- committing crimes
- girl chasing
- a teen
- emotionally unstable
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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