the waters and the wild

Summary:

Three misfit friends find each other. Bee thinks she is a changling; Sarah believes in reincarnation; and Haze thinks he is an alien. The book talks about their friendship, the difficult situations they have at school, and eventually their acceptance of how they are different from other people.

Educational Themes:

This is a book for recreational reading. I learned about what a changling and doppelganger are.

Reading Level:
5.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 and Up
Age of child:
Read by a student at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, New Hope, MN. This was part of our Use Your ABCs classroom literacy project.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. I would recommend this book if you like fairies, aliens, or reincarnation stories.
Little Kid Reaction

I picked this book because it looked interesting. After the first chapter I thought it might be a little scary. The girl saw her twin that said "You are me," and she said she wasn't asleep. I've never heard of a doppelganger, so I still think it would be interesting to learn about it. I didn't like the book, because what these kids thought about themselves is weird. I think it was good that they found each other and had friendship.

Pros:

This is a story that shows you all people can have friends and they can support each other as they grow up.

Cons:

Some of their strange ideas and experiences might scare younger kids and make them have bad dreams.


Title The Waters And The Wild
About
Author Francesca Lia Block
Publisher HarperTeen, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2009
ISBN 9780061452444
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Young Adult, Friendship, School
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