Title: All the Water in the World
Authors: Raney, Karen
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 355
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: Meet sixteen-year-old Maddy and her mother Eve. Life is challenging for this mother/daughter duo as Maddy suffers from leukaemia. It's all here - the highs and lows, the hope and despair as well as the usual angst and joie de vivre of a teenager's life. But Maddy is not cowering in her bed - there's climate change to be sorted, a first love to be relished and the quest to find the father she has never met.

Narrated by both Maddy and Eve, and moving between rural Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and London, this is a tender and uplifting story embracing the entanglements of love, loss and parenthood, and delivering an emotionally satisfying read.
Categories: Fiction, Community, Cross-over, Grief/loss, Humour, Medical/Health, Relationships, America, 2021 Titles


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By: BRIGHT 002 2021-10-18 13:23:32
Gentle read, let down by poor character development of Maddy's biological father as the story progressed.

By: WHITIAN 001 2021-10-14 14:42:22
Most of the group found it an interesting read in spite of the sad topic. Some felt the subject of cancer and dying had been over-used.

By: DOUBT 001 2021-08-23 10:41:19
Only one of the group enjoyed this book, everyone else neither liked nor disliked it. It was an easy read and it sparked some interesting discussion.

By: HOKITIK 001 2021-05-20 14:27:09
We enjoyed this book but did find it rather fragmented, and decided that it did not rate highly compared with others written on this subject. Readable but not memorable.

By: AUCK 038 2020-11-30 14:01:10
Wonderful read - a sensitive, well-written approach to an unbelievably sad theme.

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