REVIEW Ö All the Water in the World

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All the Water in the WorldA stunning debut novel about a teenage Water in Kindle #216 girl and her mother as they grapple with first love family secrets and tragedyMaddy is sixteen Smart funny and profound she has loyal friends a mother with whom she’s unusually close a father she’s never met devoted grandparents and a crush on a boy named Jack Maddy also has cancer Living in the shadow of uncertainty she is forced to gr. All the Water in the World by Karen Raney is a 2019 Scribner publication Heart rending but elouent study of motherdaughter relationshipsMaddie only sixteen years old has been diagnosed with cancer Her mother Eve raised her alone after her father announced he didn’t want children Well not with Eve at any rate At her grandfather’s suggestion Maddie decides to reach out to her father Antonio earlier than she had intended and the two begin a secretive email correspondence Meanwhile Maddie does what most sixteen year old girls do gossip with her friends fall in love and test and probe the mysterious depths of her relationship with Eve Meanwhile Eve relates her struggles with Maddie’s illness as we glimpse the circle of support the two receive from Eve’s parents her partner Robin Maddie’s friends and her boyfriend Jack Yet Maddie’s contact with Antonio will have an impact she never could have anticipated not necessarily for her but for Eve The story uses the alternate narrative format giving Maddie and Eve a chance to tell their story from their own uniue perspectives Maddie’s voice is clear her courage unshakable as she takes as much control over her life as she is able Her cancer diagnosis is at the center of the choices she makes some of which are uestionable but understandable The same can be said of Eve who also makes choices she might not have if circumstances were different I didn’t agree with Maddie or Eve when it came to their decision making skills sometimes but while it is so very easy to judge or to get on one’s preachy little soapbox one never knows how they might respond if they were living within this set of circumstancesThe story is full of tender but potent moments often laced with humor and is than a little bittersweet Life throws us unfair curve balls and as Maddie and Eve discover the only thing we can do is give it our best effort grab the moments we have and make the best of them This story embodies all the various parts of life and living family and friends love pain mistakes grief and forgiveness This a beautifully written thought provoking story that will stay with me for a long time to come Overall this is an impressive debut novel by Karen Raney 4 stars

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REVIEW Ö All the Water in the World ì ❮KINDLE❯ ❦ All the Water in the World ❅ Author Karen Raney – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk A stunning debut novel about a teenage girl and her mother as they grapple with first love family secrets and tragedyMaddy is sixteen Smart funny and profound she has loyal friends a mother wiS solace in music and art and tracks down Antonio She continually tests the depths and limits of her closeness with her mother while Eve has to come to terms with the the Water in PDF #10003 daughter she only partly knows in a world she can’t control With unforgettable voices that range from tender to funny despairing to defiant this novel illuminates the transformative power of love humor and hop. This a remarkable book If you are lucky you will never experience having a child being diagnosed with cancer and going through all of the accompanying emotional and medical struggles It is a complex experience but I think most people have a tendency to simplify it and see the family going through this in very stark black and white terms That somehow the child going through this relinuishes their wonderment of life and experiences and simply walks away almost like someone checking their coat at a restaurant As a step father in a family that had a 15 year old daughter go through a year of battling cancer and dying I can testify that life doesn't stop until the very last breath And that she experienced the same myriad of emotions that every teenage girl is inundated with as I watched them wash over and through her in the midst of her medical struggle amplifying every moment with her peer group romantic objects and family The author did a masterful job of telling this story She managed to not only get inside the head of the young girl with cancer but also the interior life of her mother and the others around Maddie as every one in her orbit tries on a daily basis to make some sense out of living through something that seemed so profoundly unfair and unstoppable Like someone falling out of the sky from a great height and in slow motion the characters in this story have time to contemplate their descent This is a beautifully and lovingly written novel by Karen Rainey and I highly recommend your reading it and perhaps feeling feelings you may not have felt before

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Ow up fast All the Water in the World is the story of a family All the PDFEPUB or doing its best when faced with the worst Told in the alternating voices of Maddy and her mother Eve the narrative moves between the family’s lake house in Pennsylvania their home in Washington DC and London where Maddy’s father Antonio lives Hungry for experience Maddy seeks out her first romantic relationship find. This was a very sad story about a 15 year old girl who has cancer I liked all the characters especially Jack but the story did not hold my attention and I had no desire to read the book I will admit the book did get better towards the end Madly never knew her father and the emails back and forth between them were interesting after she tracked him down