Weight of Water, The
Author: Sarah Crossan
For KS3/Teenage
Price 6.99 paperback
Book(s) at 6.99 paperback
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Weight of Water, The 12 year old Kasienka's mother has brought her from Poland to a bedsit in Coventry, in a desperate attempt to find 'Tata' ( her father ) who left home 2 years ago. The prejudices and casual cruelties she experiences at the hands of school fellows but also her first kiss,are deftly articulated in the series of deceptively simple, first person free verse poems that make up this book. Kasienka also has to learn to understand her mother's sadness and the changes she is going through: her betrayal by Tata and burgeoning new relationship with Kanoro a Kenyan immigrant