Weight Of Water


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  • The Weight of Water
  • Pages: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author: Sarah Crossan
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication date: 2 May 2019
  • Category: Teenage, YA Fiction
  • Size: 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.9 cm
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The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan


Sarah Crossan's exquisite debut novel explores first love, friendship and quiet courage. It will leave you sad, happy and wanting more.

Sometimes I want to tear off my clothes
And show them I'm the same
Underneath -
Maybe better.

Life is lonely for Kasienka. She misses her old home in Poland, her mother's heart is breaking, and at her new English school friends are scarce. But when someone new swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there is more than one way to stay afloat.

This stunning novel from Carnegie Medal winner Sarah Crossan explores how to pick up the pieces when everything you know is turned on its head and you have to start all over again.


'Poignant, powerful, just perfect' - Cathy Cassidy

'This poetic novel is sheer perfection ... I loved it' - Irish Examiner

'A compellingly beautiful, utterly seductive debut novel . Do not miss it' - The Scotsman

About the Author

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award for her novel, One.


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