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Diva

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In Diva, the companion to Alex Flinn's YA novel Breathing Under Water, Caitlin is dealing with a lot. She's living through the aftermath of an abusive relationship, she has a youth-obsessed mother who just doesn't understand her, and she's on a constant yo-yo diet to live up the standards of her nitpicking friends. All Caitlin wants is to escape her not-so-glamorous life and pursue her dream of becoming a singer, but when she's accepted into the Miami High School of the Arts, her life doesn't magically become perfect. Yet despite some struggles to keep up with her competitive classmates and the distraction of cute new crush, Caitlin never loses her sense of humor and eventually gains the confidence to achieve her goals. Perfect for fans of such books as Carolyn Mackler's The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006212434X
  • 9780062124340
  • 825,645

Review quote

"[Caitlin] sets an excellent example as someone who follows her dreams, despite other people's opinions." -- KLIATT "Realistic and thoughtful." -- Kirkus Reviews "Flinn turns a fine eye on the seemingly never-ending mother-daughter dance, in which someone is always out of step. A fast read, but there's meat here, too." -- Booklist
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Back cover copy

Sometimes the only one a girl can confide in is her blog!

Fresh Start

Listening to: Medea (the opera named for the mythological woman who killed her kids just to bug her ex-husband . . . reminds me of my mother!)
Feeling: Anticipation
Weight: 112 lbs.

For most people, the word "diva" means brilliant, talented, over-the-top, and glamorous. I, however, seemed to be trapped in the not-very-glamorous life of a cheerleader wannabe with serious ex-boyfriend issues and a permanent yo-yo diet. At least until the day I auditioned for Miami High School of the Arts--and got in! All I had to do was convince my mother, the cosmetics salesperson with epically bad taste in clothes and men, that going downtown to hang with the music geeks was a good idea. I had to blackmail her to be able to do it, but I'm here--a diva-in-training--and I'm not so sure I can cut it. Now what?
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About Alex Flinn

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was named a VOYA Editor's Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Beastly is now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty; Cloaked, a humorous fairy-tale mash-up; Bewitching, a reimagining of fairy-tale favorites, including Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, all told by Kendra, the witch from Beastly; and Towering, a darkly romantic take on Rapunzel. Her other books for teens include Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her family.
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Rating details

1,772 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 21% (375)
4 33% (576)
3 31% (555)
2 11% (187)
1 4% (79)
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