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The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis by Elle Thornton
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May 10, 2012

it was amazing

This book is a fantastically powerful and emotional read. It goes to the heart and
deals with difficult topics like racism, prosecution, and freedom. It's
about a young very pretty White girl named Gabriella who becomes friends with an
older Black Marine she calls Hawkins.

Despite the differences between their cultures and their families, they become friends. As they spend time together it becomes clear that even the river they both love and share is a symbol of the distance between them that society has placed.

This is a great read to provide an appreciation for how much effort that has already
been made... and how much more needs to be made, so that we can live with all races
in harmony. This book made me think, and it made me feel. I highly urge you to read it
and fully recommend it.

I received this book for free by participating in Goodreads First reads and I am so grateful for the experience of being able to enjoy and review this book. I hope many others will love this book as much as I did!
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