Friday, February 3, 2012

Watersmeet (Student Review)

Main characters: Abisina, Haret
        Most outcasts were set outside the village as an infant to be eaten by centaurs. Fourteen-year-old Abisina is an outcast. Growing up without a father has aroused some curiosity in Abisina about who the mystical man is. Abisina was born with her beautiful green eyes, dark skin, and dark colored hair, and thats just something shell have to live with.  The reason she is still alive is her mothers status, the village healer. As the Day of Penance would be taking place in only one day, Abisinas stomach started churning. She had a bad feeling that she would not live to tell the story of Charach. Abisina is used to be being spit on and called dirty dwarf and unclean, but now the whole village wants to make the village a cleaner place.
Fleeing from the violence, judge mental, and cruel village isnt as easy said as done. Once awakened, Abisina finds herself in a small underground cave with two people. The first person she sees turns out to be Harets grandmother. The second she wakes up to find is Haret. These two people, or should I say dwarfs, will help Abisina to stricken her path to destiny and try to find her father along the way.
 My favorite part of the story happens to be just when Abisina wakes up. Abisina is confused and just as judgmental as her village. She wakes up and wants to do two things; ask questions, Wheres my mother?, Where am I?, Who are you?, and she tries to escape. This doesnt work because of her lack of strength.
When I think of the book theres nothing that I would change; I would give it a five out of five! Its truly an amazing book with a sad but embracing ending!!

- Hannah (8th Grade)


  1. is it sopposed to me good is to sad if it is than what other books do you recamened

  2. I don't think it was too sad. You might also try:
    City of Fire by Laurence Yep
    Darkwood by M.E. Breen
    The Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simmer