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The Queen of Water

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Easy Read with an interesting plot

    I chose to read "The Queen of Water" for a self-selected book project in my English class when it was recommended by one of the librarians at my school. The plot of this memoir made it very hard for me to stop reading at times, and putting myself into Virginia's shoes in some of the situations she went through made me long to reach into the pages of the book and help her. For example, when the Doctorita discovers Virginia's notebook from under the refridgerator, I really connected with how she felt at that moment. Nobody would want their deepest feelings and personal thoughts shared with others, especially someone like the Doctorita, who isn't understanding. Yet when she meets Antonio, who comes from a similar background as the Andean village that Virginia came from, I can imagine how she feels being with someone who truly understands her.
    Overall, this book portrays a great message about first realizing your dreams and knowing what it is you long for more than anything else, persisting despite being in the middle of a bad situation, and the idea of self-discovery.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Nice quick read

    I would recommend The queen of water to others. This book was chosen for my book club. It was a quick read. There is a glossary in the back for the spanish words which was helpful. The ending was the only disappointment but still a great story. Without spoiling it the book does rope you in and has you actually wanting to help the main character.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    check it out!

    The book The Queen of Water is personally a really great book and a quick read. It is very easy to understand especially if you are like me and are not an avid reader. It is about Virginia, a young girl about the age of 7-8 years old, who lives in a very small village in Ecuador and is given away by her parents to be, essentially, a maid/house keeper for the rest of her life to Nino Carlitos and Doctorita. Virginia has no say in whether to leave or stay. The deal is done. The next morning she is on her way to Kunu Yaku where her new "owners" live with their newborn son Jamito. The author did a really great job of keeping the reader hooked. I could not put the book down. I kept thinking that she might escape but then something was holding her back. Also I really enjoyed the little Spanish words she put in. it wasn't over powering to the point where I had no idea what she was trying to say, it was just enough. The only thing I didn't like about this book was the ending. I thought it kind of slacked compared to the rest of the book. But all in all I would defiantly recommend this book to almost everyone.

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