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    Apple & Rain – Sarah Crossan

    “I don’t know if what I remember is what happened or just how I imagine it happened now I’m old enough to tell stories…  I have one memory from that time. It never changes, and if I wanted to make up memories, wouldn’t they be good ones? Wouldn’t all my childhood stories have happy endings?” Apples mother walked out when she was a baby, for the past 11 years she has lived with her overbearing Nana and dreamt of the day her mother returns. When that day arrives Apple feels whole again. However just like that stormy Christmas Eve when her mother left, her return is bittersweet. Apple is confused…

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    The Weight of Water – Sarah Crossan

    “Leaving Gdańsk Główny The wheels on the suitcase break Before we’ve even left Gdansk Glowny. Mama knocks them on some steps and Bang, crack, rattle – No more use. There are Plastic bits Everywhere.”                         Kasienka and her mother arrive in England, with only the postmark on a letter as a clue as to where her father is they are on a search. But Kasienka’s mother is heartbroken, and school is a nightmare, so when Kasienka meets William at the pool one day and he suggests she joins the school swim team she’s over the moon. She tells her mama but her chance is knocked away, her mother needs her…