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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Is blood thicker than water?
It rains nearly every day, until the rivers burst their banks:
The first thing the slumbering Sheehogue knew was the deafening boom that tumbled them from their grassy bowers. This was followed by a flood of water and mud over the meadow that swept the Sheehogue rapidly along in nature's unexpected waterslide. They saw homes of mortals tumbling
Published March 25th 2002 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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“Flood” is a pleasure to read. It’s Canadian and it’s supposed to be a book for “younger readers,” but I consider it to be entertaining adult fiction as well.

This tale is about an eleven year old boy named Andy Flynn. It’s told from a third person limited viewpoint (Andy’s). After reading only a few pages, we are quickly brought into Andy’s world, which is not, at the beginning, a happy one. Andy loses his mom and his step-dad in a flood and finds his life entirely transformed when his Aunt Mon
Part of the reason I got this book to read was because if I didn't pick a seemingly interesting book fast enough, my librarian was going to kill me. She has a rule; when you come to the library, if you don't have a book it kinda gives her the right to swear at you semily. Anyways, this book was surprisingly good. I like how in the end, Andy accepted that this was his life now and didn't try to change it or his father. Overall, it was pretty well written.
I feel like this book was made for younger people but I consider it a YA book. I read it last year for a school book study project and I thought this book was amazing I'm glad I picked it up. I could picture things in my head and smell the smells. I geuss I didn't really like some parts. But for the most part I liked it
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James Heneghan (born 1930) is a British Canadian author. Heneghan grew up Liverpool, England, and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He earned Canadian citizenship in 1963.

* The O'Brien Detective Agency

* Arthur Ellis Award: Juvenile
o 1995 – Torn Away – Winner

* Sheila A. Egoff Children's Book Prize
o 1998 – Wish Me Luck – Winner
o 2001 – The Grave – Winner
o 2003 – Flo
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