The Waters and the Wild

The Waters and the Wild

by Francesca Lia Block
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Waters and the Wild 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Bee knows that she is different from other teenagers. She has a strange affinity with the earth, dreaming of eating it in handfuls to be more connected to it. Bee feels more at home in her mother's garden rather than at school or with other people. She never has an appetite and sees people for who they are, their true selves. There is also the matter of her doppelganger. Bee begins to see her, in dreams and during her waking hours. She wants something from Bee; she wants her life back. Bee has also befriended two outsiders, very much like herself. Haze is a tall, gangly boy who believes he was fathered by aliens. Sarah, with her braided hair and beautiful voice, tells Haze and Bee that she is the reincarnated soul of a slave girl. Neither one of these confessions shocks or mystifies Bee; she simply accepts them to be fact. Their differences make them unique and bring them together. With the help of her two eccentric friends, Bee finally discovers who she is and where she truly belongs. I have had the pleasure of reading many of Francesca Lia Block's other novels, and this one seemed different to me. It was easier to connect with the characters in this novel. They felt more "real" to me than in previous works. Obviously, there is still that element of fantasy, but it doesn't saturate the story. Block has found a perfect balance of reality and fantasy. Fans of fantasy novels will love this book because of its fantastical elements, but those who are looking for a story about a young girl who is discovering her identity will also enjoy it. Block has a way of crossing many genres and groups of readers; she has certainly done so with THE WATERS AND THE WILD.
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AlainaBrown More than 1 year ago
This book is short but very good. I came to love the characters, and their little quirks. I wish it lasted longer.
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IvoryLover More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written and absolutely magical! i fell in love with this book the first time i opened it! The details make you want to crawl in between the pages and make yourself part of the story. I highly recommend this book! it's simple yet utterly seductive.
Sabrielle More than 1 year ago
Francesca Lia Block is my favorite author; I am sure I have mentioned this before! :) When I read her work, I feel her words deeply penetrating my psyche and my soul. What writing could be better? While I also enjoy regular fiction and mysteries, her poetic writing is my preferred reading material. This book is not, in my opinion, her best piece, but it is worth reading, all the same. It is short and sweet like most of her tales. This would be a good first book to read if you have never tried Ms. Block before.
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