Alex Flinn
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Alex Flinn

Alex Flinn was born in Syosset, New York. She learned to read at three and wanted to be a writer at five. She received her first rejection letter (from Highlights magazine) at eight. At twelve, her family moved to Miami, Florida, where she had a really hard time making friends, due to congenital shyness and a really bad haircut. So she read a lot and tried to write a novel but never finished because she had no idea what to write about.

Flinn attended a performing arts high school program, similar to that portrayed in her book, Diva, then majored in vocal performance in college. Panicked upon realizing that there weren't a whole lot of jobs for opera singers, Flinn went to law school.

Law school was, it turns out a really good place to learn to write for teenagers. Writing for teens and writing for judges are very similar because both judges and teens have a lot of demands on their time and minimal time for reading. Also, Flinn interned at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, trying many domestic violence cases, which were later the inspiration for her first novel, Breathing Underwater.

Breathing Underwater was published in 2001. It received many honors, including being chosen a Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. It was followed by Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, Diva, and Beastly. Beastly is soon to be released as a motion picture. Her newest book is A Kiss in Time, a modern Sleeping Beauty.

Flinn still lives in Miami with her husband, two daughters, a dog, cat, and African Spur-Thighed Tortoise. She enjoys performing arts, biking, and travel.

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    • Breathing Underwater

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Jon Cryer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Nick is one of the chosen few at his high school: intelligent, popular, wealthy. People think his life is pretty easy. Except for one thing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling Reading of an Important Story

    • By Missye on 08-05-09

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Beastly

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 384

    "A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Chris Patton did a wonderful job

    • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 03-16-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Kiss in Time

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Nick Podehl
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    "I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Ale on 07-23-10

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Towering

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Casey Holloway, Ann Marie Gideon, Andrew Sweeney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    When Rachel was taken to live in a tower by a woman she calls Mama, she was excited. She felt like a princess in a castle....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I was sadly disappointed :(

    • By tanisha on 09-23-14

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Mirrored

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies, Lauren Fortgang, James Fouhey, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Celine's life is the stuff fairy tales are made of. She's beautiful, talented, and brave. Unfortunately, her tale comes complete with a wicked stepmother....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was pretty good, just not a book that I would listen to over and over again

    • By Pablo Valdez on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Bewitching

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Casey Holloway
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emma and Kendra

    • By Elizabeth Gordon on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Diva

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: A. Savalas
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In Diva, the companion to Alex Flinn's YA novel Breathing Under Water, Caitlin is dealing with a lot....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not a gripping story, but a good read...

    • By Katie on 05-10-15
    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: A. Savalas
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 08-27-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cloaked

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Cendese Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast Paced Adventure

    • By Doha on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Fade To Black

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Frederic Basso, Jesse Einstein, Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    After his windshield was shattered with a baseball bat, HIV-positive Alex Crusan ducked under the steering wheel. But he knows what he saw. Now he must decide what he wants to tell....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Breaking Point

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Jason Harris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Paul is new to Gate, a school whose rich students make life miserable for anyone not like them.....

    Regular price: $18.13

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