Thursday, April 26, 2012

Review: Body of Water

Body of Water
by Sarah Dooley

Book Description:
Twelve-year-old Ember’s trailer home has been burned in a fire set most likely by her best friend, a boy whose father believes Ember’s family are witches. Yes, Ember’s mom reads Tarot cards as a business. Ember’s friend set the fire to warn the family before his dad did something worse to them. The friend never intended to do so much damage.

Now the family is homeless, and living in a campground. They have no money. Ember’s beloved dog is missing. School is going to start, and Ember and her sister have no clean clothes, no notebooks. The only place Ember feels at peace is floating in the middle of the lake at the campground. She has to make a fresh start. Can she?

Ember has no house, no money, no clothes, and no friends.  Life sucks.
Though I didn't *like* Ember, I really understood her.  She was not always nice, but who would be when they were homeless and knew that their best friend had betrayed them??  I understood where she was coming from all the way through. 
Though the end of this book seemed to wrap up a little too neatly, I really enjoyed the story and thought it was way more interesting than the poor cover that the book got saddled with...

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