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The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt
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Sep 26, 2010

liked it
bookshelves: historical, mocknewbery, youth
Read on September 26, 2010

I'm wavering between 3 and 4 stars. I liked it, but things felt off. Like, were there really elements of magical realism with Gwendolyn and Delilah? And some of the characterizations were stereotypic. It also felt like it was written at a younger level than it needed to be - it felt very middle grade, but the ideas and themes seemed more YA. That's going to make it hard to get this into the right hands. So I liked it, but with reservation. I don't think it's quite Newbery level.

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