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The Weight of Water

Narrated by: Susie Riddell
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Carrying just a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother are immigrating to England from Poland. Kasienka isn't the happiest girl in the world. At home, her mother is suffering from a broken heart as she searches for Kasienka's father. And at school, Kasienka is having trouble being the new girl and making friends.

The only time she feels comforted is when she's swimming at the pool. But she can't quite shake the feeling that she's sinking. Until a new boy swims into her life, and she learns that there might be more than one way to stay afloat.

The Weight of Water is a coming-of-age story that deftly handles issues of immigration, alienation, and first love. Moving and poetically rendered, this novel-in-verse is the story of a young girl whose determination to find out who she is prevails.

©2012 Sarah Crossan (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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it's ok

very weird, I hated a lot of it because some of the description is pretty gross but overall, okay

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  • 18-02-19

Mehh

There is way to much information in the book about teens its really weird also
I would recommend

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