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Like Water

Title

Like Water

Authors

Rebecca Podos

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780062373373

Pages

320 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When her father is diagnosed with Hungtington's disease, eighteen-year-old Vanni abandons her plan to flee her small New Mexico hometown after high school graduation and instead spends the summer keeping herself busy with part-time jobs and boys, but that changes after she meets Leigh, whose friendship dares Vanni to ask herself big questions and make new plans.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Bisexuality; Illness; bisexual teenager; Huntington's disease; father with Huntington's disease

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

bisexual female

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2018, Winner, LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

New Mexico; part-time jobs; dating; friendship; anxiety; Spanish; taking care of an ailing father

Diversity Impact

direct

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