Breaking Point . By Alex Flinn
Breathing Underwater . By Alex Flinn
HarperCollins Publisher, 2001.
, 15, thinks she's
unbelievably lucky to have a boyfriend like Cliff--gorgeous, polite, popular, talented.
So anxious is she
to please, she
excuses Cliff's controlling behavior, his
angry outbursts, and his
jealousy. (Acquaintance Rape, Violence)
After being assigned to perform community service at a nursing home, sixteen-year-old Alex
befriends a cantankerous old man who has some lessons to impart about jazz guitar playing, love, and forgiveness. (Friendship, Self-Identity)
Fade to Black . By Alex Flinn