Seventeen-year-old Kia barely survived her parents’ divorce several years ago. Now her mom is in the hospital battling cancer and Kia is stuck with. Seventeen-year-old art student Kia has just moved in with her non-custodial father in New York City because her mother’s unspecified cancer has reached the. THICKER THAN WATER by Carla Jablonski Forced to move in with her single father, Kia finds he’s more involved with his work than.

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Thicker Than Water

Blood drinking is a rarity but it does happen, only with full consent of course. Does that make a gullable? PenguinJan 11, – Young Adult Fiction – pages. To help her deal with the pain, Kia sometimes resorts to cutting herself. Also by Carla Jablonski. Kia is both a likeable and an unlikeable character. Kia withdraws from her friends, Carol and Aaron and starts ditching school.

Thicker Than Water held an unrelenting mystery of is it real? Or been in a really bad moment like Kia has but then that is pretty impossible. I wasn’t totally impressed with this book. I would, however defintiely recommend this book to a friend. Don’t bite people’s necks, man.

She is ve Pages: I mean, there were parts where I had to roll my eyes. Their faces looked like matching moons, shining in the now-dark park, illuminated by the old-fashioned streetlamps just overhead.

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To view it, click here. Jun 07, Red rated it did not waer it. Thicker Than Water pulled me along with its very clever lure, Kia grated on my nerves a little but other than that it was a very fast-paced, extremely interesting read.


Kia’s mom has cancer, and she joins a group who role-play as vampires to help her cope with the pain.

It is based on a girl trying to get away from the hurt of her life and getting lost in a Goth fantasy world. I’m always skeptical because this is a close-to-me-“issue”.

Thicker than water

I just couldn’t believe it. Jan 11, Pages Young Adult Buy. When I came across it, I had to reread the paragraph s ; it knocked the socks off of me! Especially her friends because they come off really snobby but they are supposedly social outcasts. All of it comes to a blinding halt her mothers illness gets worse and she goes to desperate lengths to try and help her.

Please try again later. May 13, Teen rated ccarla really liked it Shelves: Sep 17, Rekha rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 16, Megan rated it liked it. Although everything will never again be as it once was, Kia needs to learn to deal with her life, however unfair it may be, rather than running away from her problems.

About Carla Jablonski Carla Jablonski is the author and editor watet dozens of best-selling books for middle-grade and young adult readers. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.

I wish to know more about Kia’s journey, dealing with grieve and telling others about her dark secret. I found it difficult to understand how a csrla girl would have so thcker freedom This book really drew me in, and when I thought the ending would be typical I was drawn into a very deep emotion.


That is how all humans are if you want to admit it or not and she girl just shows you that. Just like most fiction espouses through their characters and their characters’ thoughts, cutting is about a release, not suicide. Several of her books have been selected as part of the Accelerated Reader’s program. Soon we find wated why Kia is cutting.

Aug 18, Brittanie rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I waer always loved vampire stories, so I try to read as many of them as I can. In regards to the vampire lifestyler side: I guess it would mean more to someone who’s gone through that problem, but I personally find it to be very whiny and teen angst ridden.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I found myself wondering if this was a Madlib because some elements get thrown in so haphazardly it looks like the wheel just landed on words like “cult” and “vampire” and then tried to apply them to a teenager cutting herself over her mom’s cancer which she carlw even really focus on so much as use as a crutch.