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The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen
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Sep 22, 2009

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bookshelves: teen-fiction, mental-illness

very unusual book. magdalena's mother has died (an accident? suicide?) and magdalena's starting to suffer from some of the same magical madness that took her mother. there's a family of fish living in her head. at least she got sick of starting fires. and all she really wants to do is learn how to live in "the standard". the language in this book is exquisitely beautiful, laden with water and sea-related imagery. it's a slow mover, but worth the read. there's plenty of discussion fodder here too. try it in a book group!

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