This is a beautifully written story about Marni, a 12-year-old girl whose sister is injured in a diving accident. Since cliff diving is popular at Lake Powell among teens in Utah, it serves as a reminder that this can be dangerous. Marni struggles with going back in the water, espcially the lake where the accident occurred. This is a compassionate story of healing even when a family is separated due to no fault of their own. I highly recommend it!
Review by Kathy Loewy, Twin Peaks Elem. School Media Center
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Interest Level: Grades 4+
The Properties of Water
Written by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: October 26, 2010