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Teenage Book of the Month
The Weight of Water by Sarah
But Kasienka is a talented swimmer and she uses this to overcome the many problems she has in her teenage life. She is bullied at school in Coventry by a vindictive fellow student and at home her mother is suffering from depression.
Through concentrating on swimming competitions she experiences the better side of life; she becomes friendly with a boy at the pool and a kind and helpful neighbour urges her to use her happiness to beat her adversaries.
This slim volume is written as a series of poems in the
voice of Kasienka. A most unusual format for a young adult novel, it nevertheless
works perfectly to tell the story in a concise and appealing narrative
without superfluous detail.