the shape of water

 
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Deep & Insightful
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Reader reviewed by Katie

The Shape of Water was a very memorable book. When I first began
reading it, I had mixed emotions. I thought it was a bit on the strange
side that Magda "saw" a family of fish. It took me some time to
determine whether she was hallucinating or if they were her "imaginary
friends." It turns out that while they were a figment of her
imagination, I wouldn't use either of those terms to describe their
relationship. When they started appearing less frequently, it helped
clarify that Magda was learning to deal with her situation and come
back to the real world. However, I would've liked to see more of an
explanation of the fish.

The plot picked up somewhere in the middle when Magda's father starts dating again.

Magda
was such a unique character. She had a way of looking at things that
was all her own. Her thoughts were profound and insightful. It was
interesting to watch her overcome her grief at the loss of her mother
and slowly make her way back to reality. In the beginning, she can be
described as "underwater." Eventually, she does move on and
"resurface." I liked being able to see her grow as a person.

The
ending wasn't necessarily all rainbows and smiles, but I liked it that
way. You were definitely reassured that Magda was going to keep going
and be okay. Really, that's all you need.

I wanted a novel with
some depth that wasn't your run-of-the-mill YA book and The Shape Of
Water delivered just that. I can honestly say it was different from
anything I've read up to this point. This was Anne Spollen's first YA
book and I think it was an impressive debut.

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This Book Rocked!
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Reader reviewed by Kay (and Chrissa)

This is the one summer reading book I would have read without it being assigned. The main character is really weird, and she starts fires. But as she tells her story, about her mom, about growing up on a beach, about what she's afraid of, you can't stop thinking about her even when you are done reading.
I read this (me, Kay) then I gave it to my bff Chrissa and she thought the same thing. Loved this one.
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