Book Review of Dreaming Water

Dreaming Water
Dreaming Water
Author: Gail Tsukiyama
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
Book Type: Paperback
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This is my first book by this author and I loved it. The author's writing style helped me whiz through this wonderful story. A couple discovers that their only daughter has an unusual disease. Hana has Werner's syndrome which makes her age twice as fast as she should. She refers to it only as Werner.

I enjoy books that discuss real life experiences. There are many heart breaking scenes in the novel her parents cope with what life has given them. The author doesn't belittle the reactions of those who don't understand and ridicule young Hana. Inside the aging body is a young woman whose take on life can teach many of us how to live better. She is positive, outgoing and happy. Yes, she dislikes Werner but accepts what life has given her. Would that we all could look at life as Hana does. This is a gentle story that helps one realize that life is full of happiness and treasures that we should cherish.