Reviews for Breathing Underwater
born backwards chapter 14 . 3/31/2009
Uh.. i think i'm speechless.
born backwards chapter 13 . 3/31/2009
This story just keeps getting better.

I mean, seriously, it keeps me on the edge of my seat.
born backwards chapter 12 . 3/31/2009
Too much drama.

It is so high school, lol, which I guess is the point.
born backwards chapter 11 . 3/30/2009
This made me cry, but part of me-a huge part of me-is happy for Devon. In grade school, I never really had the guts to stick up for myself. I let others kick me down to the point where I felt worthless and alone. Metaphorically speaking, I was an ant who got stepped on. I was kicked down every single day, pretended it didn't bother me, went home and cried, wrote in my journal about how much I hated myself, hated life, hated God, hated every single person in the world, and then I'd wake up the next morning and do it all over again. It is a sad, sad thing when a kid of only six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, or even in their teenage years thinks about suicide because they don't feel good enough or because they're afraid to stick up for themselves. So, I'm glad you had Devon stick up for himself because not a lot of people do. I made the mistake of not sticking up for myself and I pay for it every day when I look into the faces of those who did it(though most have changed and we're friends now) and know that I can't bring it up now. They've probably forgotten, so I can't tell them that what they did was wrong. I can't tell them that the words hurt. But you gave Devon a voice. I should have used mine and I'm using mine now, only not for myself, but for others. That's what I meant when I say that labels are for store items, not people. Labels are for store items and they belong there..for like ever. So, I guess what I'm saying is that I'm glad you made him stick up for himself because somebody has to. And no one is going to believe in you if you don't believe in yourself first.
born backwards chapter 10 . 3/30/2009
Yay, they said I LOVE YOU!

I don't know if chapter 11 will make me unhappy.

I dunno if I should read it tonight, but what the hell?

I might as well, lol.

I'm like excited and can't stop reading and should go to bed because in the morning, I'm going to regret not going to bed now because it will be too early and I'll be all in a bad mood.

I'll make an excuse...or just blame it on this totally sweet story.
born backwards chapter 9 . 3/30/2009
Fall in love that fast?

Is that even possible?

Ah, i guess it is, when you really think about it. Especially if you spend every waking moment with that person, aha.

But it's cute.
born backwards chapter 8 . 3/30/2009

I'm giggling like a cheerleader right now.

No, that's not a stereotype, that's just the truth.

All the cheerleaders at my school giggle.

I'm smiling like crazy.

That was just too cute.

I don't know. This story just keeps dragging me in. My friend would laugh if he heard me say I was giggling like a cheerleader.

I don't do that often. I should go to bed, but have-to-read.

born backwards chapter 7 . 3/30/2009
I don't know what to say about this chapter.


Everything between them is so intense.

I keep coming back to the whole teen angst thing, though, and I have no clue why, lol.

I'm just weird, I guess.
born backwards chapter 6 . 3/30/2009

That scene where they almost kissed was so intense,

and I SO WAS NOT expecting an old man to shoot at them.

Seriously, if I were about to kiss a guy in a car on some dead end street and a man started shooting at us,

I'd be so dang embarrassed.

Aha, good chapter, as always.
born backwards chapter 5 . 3/30/2009
I love how he is so freaked out by his feelings for Aidan.

What is Aidan thinking?

I dunno. I'm interested in what he is thinking about Devon.

I can kind of already guess, though, because I mean, after all, he was already looking at Devon half-nude.

And I wonder what Delilah is going to do.

Geesh, i need to read and find out.

So, I'll shut up.
born backwards chapter 4 . 3/30/2009
"I'm the single-most fucked up person I've ever met."

Priceless. Seriously, that made me throw my head back with laughter.

I love his whole teen-angst attitude.

This story is definitely growing on me.
born backwards chapter 3 . 3/30/2009
Aidan and Devon make me smile.

I dunno. I have nothing more to say to this, other than the fact that they make me smile, aha. x'D
born backwards chapter 2 . 3/30/2009
I absolutely love how he's jealous of the girls staring at Aidan.

I totally get that feeling a lot.

When a guy I like is checking out other girls or is dating someone else, I get all jealous and basically freak out to my friends.

Devon is a totally relatable character to just about every teenager in the universe; girls and boys alike.

That is what I love most about his character so far.

He's just relatable. It makes the story more believable and you aren't trying too hard to sound like you're a know-it-all.

You play it cool with the story, which is what a lot of stories I've read lately have been lacking.
born backwards chapter 1 . 3/30/2009
This is really good.

I love Devon's dialogue and all that.

I know that this story is basically finished, but I've been on the search for different and interesting stuff to read

and randomly came across it.

I must say that I'm curious about the relationship between Aidan and Devon. I think it may be one of those, 'i found out I'm gay...' stories.

Ah well, I just found out that one of my best friends is gay not too long ago, so I'm not like homophobic or anything.

That is besides the point.

I'll definitely be reading this story for most of the night and then finish it tomorrow or something.

Great job.
Sour Plums chapter 24 . 2/17/2009
Damn, this was such a good story, you have a real talent of taking such a simple, cliché, well known story, and weaving it into something much more. I will admit, some things got tired, but in the end, you wrapped it up so well, and you gave so much emotional description that it made it so good. And your story had a theme, and you said it all there in Devon’s message to his father. I loved the beginning of the last chapter, how it was like the beginning of the first chapter, and you don’t leave me wanting more, I know that this part in Devon’s life is what I was meant to know, and I’m very content in knowing it, I don’t want anymore. You did a good job, this story was such a success, I think you may have become one of my new favorite authors! I’m currently reading Soliloquy, and I when you have finished reading it, I hope you write another one. I will read all your stories that you write since this one left such a big impression on me.
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