Becoming a teenager is hard enough on its own.
Kasienka is turning 13 soon, but that's the last thing on her mind. Her father has left and her mother has decided to follow him to a new country. Kasienka's house is new (and not at all what she's used to), her school is new (and she feels like she can't do anything right), and she's finding it hard to make friends in a language she's not comfortable with. In the water though, she feels at home.
The Weight of Water is a novel written in verse and a quick read at that but even so, it's a gentle introduction to some tough topics. The novel touches on issues of parental separation, blended families, immigration, bullying, and more but does so in a way that's appropriate for even younger middle grade audiences.
This coming of age novel is a great conversation starter with a story that will keep parents and kids interested to the end.
Pick up The Weight of Water at your local library today and don't forget to check out all our other titles by award-winning author Sarah Crossan.