The Centaur's Daughter by Ellen Jensen Abbott

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Abisina had found a home in Watersmeet—the community her father led until he was killed by the evil White Worm. But now, Watersmeet is as divided as the village she fled as an outcast. The land faces a new threat, and an uneasy alliances between the humans and the creatures will have to be formed to survive. If Abisina doesn't become the leader Watersmeet needs, she may lose everything. But can she take her father's place? This powerful and moving fantasy deals with timely issues about identity, prejudice, and war. This is the sequel to Watersmeet, which was an IRA Young Adult Book Award Notable and a YALSA Teens' Top Ten Nominee.

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Ellen Jensen Abbott thinks that life would be perfect if she could move her home, her job, her friends, and her family to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where she grew up. Until she can convince everyone to join her, she’s content to be writing, teaching English, and living with her husband and their two children in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Visit her online:
Published January 6, 2012 by Skyscape. 339 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Abisina had thought that the death of the Charach would lead her mother's people, the xenophobic, misogynistic Vranians, to embrace the egalitarian philosophy of Watersmeet, led by her heroic centaur father.

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Instead of rich kids versus poor kids, here there are humans versus mythological creatures with a girl at the center of it all wanting to band the community together while becoming the leader who will keep them together.

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