Book Review: Learning not to drown by Anna Shinoda
Two lessons. That's all I had. One from Luke: learn to float. One from Peter: a basic crawl stroke.[...]Dad's idea of teaching me was throwing me into the deep end and yelling, "Sink or swim!" Mom refused to help, using her disgust for the lake water as an excuse.
With her debut novel "Learning not to drown", Anna Shinoda
tells the heartbreaking story of a young girl trying to cope with the criminal nature of her brother while her family fails to support and understand her.