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The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2017, library-books, verse, teen-ya, female-authors, poland

I've been converted to reading verse books by Crossan - Before now I've always felt if I skip through a book too quickly, I haven't given the author the attention they deserve. But I can see how this form of book is great to tell a story, especially for reluctant readers.
The Weight of Water tells the story of Kasienka and her mother who leave Poland and head to England to search for her missing father. It describes the loneliness felt by Kasienka who tries to fit in with her English classmates, bullying and young love. I would imagine a lot of teens would find value in this book as its not unusual to feel the way Kasienka feels, even if you are not from a different country. It was unnerving that the mean girl had the same name as me (even down to the unusual spelling!)
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Reading Progress

February 27, 2017 – Started Reading
February 27, 2017 – Shelved
February 27, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
February 27, 2017 – Shelved as: library-books
February 27, 2017 – Shelved as: verse
February 27, 2017 – Shelved as: teen-ya
February 27, 2017 –
page 152
66.67%
February 28, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 3, 2017 – Shelved as: female-authors
March 3, 2017 – Shelved as: poland

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