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Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat.

The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.

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The Weight of Water
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The Weight of Water
May 10th, 2015
This was such a good book and speaks the truth about standing out and being bullied because of it. However, I would like to know what happens to Tata and Mama, William and Delilah after the book ends. Enjoy! ;-)
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Unexpectedly beautiful. Highly recommended.
March 19th, 2013
Unexpectedly beautiful. I read it all in one day; I couldn't stop. A mesmerising snapshot of a complicated family situation, told in a spare and unique way. Highly recommended.
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