Deep Water

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When her mum vanishes, Danni moves to a tiny Cornish fishing village with Dad - where the locals treat her like a monster.

As the village's dark, disturbing past bubbles to the surface, Danni discovers that she's not who - or what - she thought she was. And the only way to save her family from a bitter curse is to embrace her incredible new gift.

My Thoughts

This novel won the MsLexia Children’s Novel Competition in 2013 (prior to its publication in 2015) and since then it's been shortlisted and praised by one and all so I thought it was about time I read it.

I gave it to my daughter first and she romped through it. For me it was more of slow burner, but I stuck with it as it came highly recommended and I’m so glad I did

It’s a hard novel to review without giving away a key plot secret so all I will say is it is a real page turner with some intriguing, beautifully drawn characters and some wonderful insights into Cornish folklore and traditions. The setting is beautiful and there's a little bit of romance too which is good for the soul. 

All in all if you are, or if you have 11+ year olds I urge you to get them a copy of Deep Water. I guarantee they will dive right in and not come up for air until they've finished.

My copy of Deep Water will now go a local school library as part of the fabulous BookBuddy initiative. If you are a teacher, or a prolific reader with books to spare, do check it out and help to share the joy of reading.

Treat yourself and get a copy of Deep Water here:-

Local Library

Local Bookshop

Buy online here


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