The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water

Book - 2013
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Twelve-year-old Kasienka and her mother have immigrated to Coventry, England from Poland, searching for Kasienka's father, but everyone is unfriendly except for an African neighbor and a boy Kasienka meets at the swimming pool, which is her only refuge from an alien society.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013, c2012
Branch Call Number: FICTION CRO
Characteristics: 211 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781599909677


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Written in verse that flows like a river, Sarah Crossan's book is the story of Kasienka, a 12-year-old who recently emigrated from Poland to England in search of her missing father. In this new land, she endures isolation and suffers ceaseless taunts from the girls she meets at school. Kasienka f... Read More »

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Aug 02, 2017

The Weight of Water was an appeasing book to me as soon as I flipped through the pages at the library because of its writing style, and it proved to be a delight! Kasienka’s story is heart breaking, inspiring and beautiful in every way! All the struggles she faces in this book are written so realistically, like being pulled down into a younger class and finding refuge in a hobby like swimming. The poetry has a nice flow and the plotline is different from other stories I have read in verse. Recommend this book to anyone who wants to smile and cry at the same time! Rating 4/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

multcolib_susannel Feb 17, 2015

Twelve year old Kasienka immigrates to England from Poland.
Her mother hopes to find the husband that deserted her- Kasinka just wants to survive.


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Sep 12, 2014

blue_raccoon_123 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99


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