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You can judge this book by its cover

01 Jul

Title: Green Witch

Author: Alice Hoffman

Pub. Date: March 2010

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

Pages: 144

Genre: Fantasy

Age Range: Young Adult

Synopsis/Teaser: Green lives on in the aftermath of disaster. Her family has died, and Diamond, her beloved, has been missing for months. In order to deal with her feelings of confusion and tragic loss, Green seeks out four women rumoured to be witches and finds the true meaning of love once more.

Review: Green Witch is the sequel to the much-read and much-loved Green Angel, a bittersweet tale of love and grief. Green Witch is told in Alice Hoffman’s trademark writing style; this lovely, poetry-like prose abounds with details and deep, truthful thoughts.

While action and suspense are mild, Green Witch is a very hard book to put down. The slow and careful storytelling gives lots of insightful details that readers will savor. I adore the cover art– it captures the very essence of the novel.

In comparison to the first book of this duet, Green faces few challenges, and I was left thinking that she got the easy way out. Most of the book is devoted to waiting, and writing down stories. I also feel that something is missing from the story, but I can’t quite place what.

On the whole, Green Witch is a beautiful little book that is definitely worth the read. 

Recommended for: Anyone who appreciates good writing and a creative story. Green Angel and Green Witch are good books to read if you are dealing with loss yourself.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 possible stars

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Posted by on July 1, 2010 in Book Reviews

 

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One response to “You can judge this book by its cover

  1. Dominique

    July 25, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    Hi Allegra!
    That book seems interesting, definitely my cup of tea!
    Did you enter anything in the Fair this year? I remember a few years ago your mom entered a brownie recipe (I think she might have won?!?) and you, Caroline, and I sampled them. So, so, so good…. 🙂
    -Dominique

     

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