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The Weight of Water - Sarah Crossan, Oliver Jeffers
The Weight of Water
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781408824641 (1408824647)
ASIN: 11409124
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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To Shoot or Not to Shoot
To Shoot or Not to Shoot rated it
4.0 The Weight of Water
First dipped into the poems in the charity shop without realising it was a novel. Then read it cover to cover trying to go slowly. The narrative thread drives you on through the book so that it is really hard to stop reading one poem after another and the book is finished far too quickly. I loved th...
Emily May (The Book Geek)
Emily May (The Book Geek) rated it
I need to finally brush off my prejudice against books that are written in verse. Every single time I raise a sceptical eyebrow in their direction - completely unable to believe that this is anything more than just lazy storytelling - and every single time I find myself impressed. [b:The Weight of W...
Musings of a Bibliophile
Musings of a Bibliophile rated it
4.0 The Weight of Water
I'm not usually a fan of novels written in poetic form, but this was an exception. Much like the water which is a recurring motive, this is far deeper than it first appears, with a beautifully written protagonist. The sparse words were infinitely more evocative than dense prose would have been. I fo...
Belle's Bookshelf
Belle's Bookshelf rated it
This review originally appeared at http://bellesbookshelf.blogspot.com/If I see a book is written in verse, I usually pass it over. I've only read one verse novel in the past - The Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter, when I was at uni - and I really didn't enjoy it. I thought it was because it was writ...
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