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The Properties of Water - Hannah Roberts McKinnon

Hardcover Published: 26th October 2010
ISBN: 9780374361457
Number Of Pages: 166
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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The near-fatal accident that cripples thirteen-year-old Lace Martin's older sister paralyzes Lace in time. For Lace, there is only a before--can there be an after? But as the summer surges on, she learns that she must return to the water, the very thing that tore her family apart. This beautifully crafted novel explores the boundaries of family and friendship, the greatest griefs that knock us down, and the smallest kindnesses that guide us to safe harbors.

"...McKinnon ("Franny Parker") has created a cast of believably imperfect characters, and Lace's emotions ring true, especially when she finally travels to Portland to see Marni." -"Publishers Weekly"

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"...Lacey is a consistently sympathetic character throughout. Readers will doubtless take to her like ducks to water."-"Booklist"

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"It's a heartfelt tale about individual identity, sisterly closeness, and working through fear that even the siblingless will find touching."-"BCCB"


."..McKinnon ("Franny Parker") has created a cast of believably imperfect characters, and Lace's emotions ring true, especially when she finally travels to Portland to see Marni." --"Publishers Weekly"

""

."..Lacey is a consistently sympathetic character throughout. Readers will doubtless take to her like ducks to water."--"Booklist"

""

"It's a heartfelt tale about individual identity, sisterly closeness, and working through fear that even the siblingless will find touching."--"BCCB"

""

"Vibrant, descriptive prose and characters that are strong, original, and often comic save an emotional topic from becoming mawkish. Lace's grief feels real, and the account of her family's strength inspires. The story overall is surprisingly uplifting, and worth recommending to anyone interested in family dynamics and complex emotions." --"School Library Journal"


..".McKinnon ("Franny Parker") has created a cast of believably imperfect characters, and Lace's emotions ring true, especially when she finally travels to Portland to see Marni." --"Publishers Weekly"

""

..".Lacey is a consistently sympathetic character throughout. Readers will doubtless take to her like ducks to water."--"Booklist"

""

"It's a heartfelt tale about individual identity, sisterly closeness, and working through fear that even the siblingless will find touching."--"BCCB"

""

"Vibrant, descriptive prose and characters that are strong, original, and often comic save an emotional topic from becoming mawkish. Lace's grief feels real, and the account of her family's strength inspires. The story overall is surprisingly uplifting, and worth recommending to anyone interested in family dynamics and complex emotions." --"School Library Journal"


McKinnon ("Franny Parker") has created a cast of believably imperfect characters, and Lace's emotions ring true, especially when she finally travels to Portland to see Marni. "Publishers Weekly"

Lacey is a consistently sympathetic character throughout. Readers will doubtless take to her like ducks to water. "Booklist"

It's a heartfelt tale about individual identity, sisterly closeness, and working through fear that even the siblingless will find touching. "BCCB"

Vibrant, descriptive prose and characters that are strong, original, and often comic save an emotional topic from becoming mawkish. Lace's grief feels real, and the account of her family's strength inspires. The story overall is surprisingly uplifting, and worth recommending to anyone interested in family dynamics and complex emotions. "School Library Journal""


..".McKinnon (Franny Parker) has created a cast of believably imperfect characters, and Lace's emotions ring true, especially when she finally travels to Portland to see Marni." --Publishers Weekly

..".Lacey is a consistently sympathetic character throughout. Readers will doubtless take to her like ducks to water." --Booklist

"It's a heartfelt tale about individual identity, sisterly closeness, and working through fear that even the siblingless will find touching." --BCCB

"Vibrant, descriptive prose and characters that are strong, original, and often comic save an emotional topic from becoming mawkish. Lace's grief feels real, and the account of her family's strength inspires. The story overall is surprisingly uplifting, and worth recommending to anyone interested in family dynamics and complex emotions." --School Library Journal

ISBN: 9780374361457
ISBN-10: 0374361452
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 26th October 2010
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.29