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Gardens of Water by Alan Drew
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Jan 02, 12

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Recommended for: Katie

Well, I really liked this book. A lot. (Strange to read some of the other reviews on goodreads, such a variety! The most negative ones seem to focus on the relationship between the two teens in the story but I think the book is about so much more.) It gave me a lot to think about - parental love and duty, cultural blindness, self blindness and the way our personal histories shape our ability to express ourselves and make decisions, etc. Some of the characters made me so angry. I just don't have much patience with self centeredness. Over all, it was a good reminder of the pervasive, stickiness of our individual world views and how much we all need to learn and grow.

Strange to listen to this one knowing that people in New Zealand are suffering from the recent earthquake there...

A well done audio.

A few weakly drawn characters but mostly fascinating and engaging.
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Katie M. Intriguing, I'll add it to my list!


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