Apple and Rain
A stunning new novel from Carnegie-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan that explores the bond between daughters and mothers, forgiveness, and the healing power of words.
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|Library of Congress
||Mothers and daughters, Poetry, Sisters, Family problems, Dysfunctional families
Description of this Book
When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question - why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager - unlike Nana. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bitter sweet, and Apple wonders who is really looking after whom. It's only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are. Like a brilliant hybrid of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson, Sarah Crossan entices you into her world, then tells a moving, perceptive and beautifully crafted story which has the power to make you laugh and cry.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Short-listed for Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2015
||This is a wrenching but hopeful story of displacement, loneliness, and survival. . . . Crossan's verse packs a punch as she examines the power that difference--but also determination--can wield. - Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The Weight of Water Narrating in image-rich free verse that packs an emotional punch, Kasienka describes what life is like for a new arrival while also exploring universal themes. . . . Memorable. - Kirkus Reviews on The Weight of Water Graceful, effortless verse. . . . A sweet, well-paced tale [with] a silver lining. - School Library Journal on The Weight of Water A powerful coming-of-age novel about family and discovering how to be true to yourself that is well worth reading. - Booklist on The Weight of Water
Sarah Crossan is the author of The Weight of Water, which was short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, as well as Breathe and Resist. She grew up in Ireland and England, taught English in the United States, and now lives in Hertfordshire, England. www.sarahcrossan.com @SarahCrossan Facebook/Sarah-Crossan