“… run along and be a good girl like the others . . .”
But the protagonist in Waterwight isn’t like the others. She’s done with being shunned by those who won’t discuss “The Event,” a catastrophe that changed the planet, left them orphans, and continues to pose a threat to survivors.
Troubled by nightmares while living in the home and shortly after running away in search of answers, Celeste questions her sanity when it appears she can communicate with animals. Delighted in her other evolving powers, she nevertheless questions a mysterious mountain spirit’s challenge that she must find the key to stopping a silvery-pink, stinking ooze destroying everything in its path.
But Celeste has no idea how to do it or why she’s the one who must find the answer. And no idea why a wicked shapeshifter wants her dead.
“…powerfully spooky, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline”~Kirkus