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Dream Water

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  12 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This teenage novel tells the story of a trainer who falls into the killer whale pool at the Victoria Seaquarium. Spectators, including a class of elementary school children, are horrified as they watch the whale drown the young woman.'
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Orca Book Publishers
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Jan 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Both a statement on the keeping wild animals in captivity and a psychological novel about the after-effects of acts of violence, Rivers has written a tense and tight novel about freedom. Two Canadian teens struggle to cope with a shocking incident at a childhood field-trip to the Seaquarium. Holden, newly reunited with his ailing and addict mother, fears water and seeks escape in painting and abuses alcohol. Cassie, emotionally estranged from her naïve psychiatrist parents, dances and suffers fr ...more
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Animal advocates, dancers, BC teenagers
Recommended to Westcoast_girl by: Salt Spring book store
This book is written from the perspective of 2 teenagers that saw an unspeakable tragedy as children. Whilst on a field trip to the aquarium, the two stay behind to try to see the end of a show. As they watch, a whale keeper slips into the water. The horrific fatal true story that follows in which the orcas manage to keep the woman underwater scars the two young children.

Cassie turns to disciplined dancing when her nightmares come back to haunt her.

Holden turns to drinking to try to drown his
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