Green Angel

Green Angel

Book - 2003
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When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-year-old Green is haunted by loss and by the past. Struggling to survive physically and emotionally in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself, erasing the girl she'd once been as she inks ravens into her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters -- with a ghostly white dog and a mute boy -- that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780439443852
0439443857
9780439443845
0439443849
9780545204118
Call Number: HOFFMAN
Characteristics: 116 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Mental healing -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Gardening -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Fiction.

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coffeebookie May 13, 2017

I loved this book. It is really a book about hope, written with plenty of poetic charm. This short story made me feel like I was in a dream, learning significant lessons along the way. With lyrical storytelling, this book brings you on a wistful journey filled with pain and darkness, but that finally leads to great redemption. If you like books that are thought provoking and loaded with hidden meaning, this is an excellent choice!

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ABenoit
Jun 17, 2013

Very well written

JCLMeaganC May 10, 2013

I love the concept for this book and was really enthralled to pick it up. It was a fun read, full of poetry and symbolism. However, most of the secondary characters come across as a bit flat and Hoffman moves through the plot so quickly, I feel like I missed out on a lot of potentially juicy details.

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andleslie
Feb 19, 2013

This is a short book and a very quick read. It is about the transformation of a young lady after a fire destroys her family and the town she lives in. She finds a way to survive and eventually make a new life for herself. I enjoyed the poetic style of this book.

Green_Frog_158 Feb 11, 2013

I enjoyed this book.It is a story of hope and courage. Every person young and old should read it.
Nessie rocks!!

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epurys
Nov 20, 2012

I read this years ago and I still remember how it went. Really vivid and touching. I really wish there were more characters like Green in teen literature.

didi115 Jul 05, 2012

This book was very nice but very sad.

vernah Jun 15, 2011

Loved the idea of the fog between dream and reality.

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JCLMeaganC May 15, 2013

After a terrible disaster (which the author hints is a man made disaster) where her parents and sister die, 15-year-old Green is on her own. She becomes self-destructive, inking her entire body with tattoos and wearing nails on her boots. It takes a series of mysterious encounters for her to relearn her true self.

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