Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Girlwood" by Claire Dean

Love this book so far! I am about 2/3 done with the book and could not stop if I tried. It is about a pre-teen girl named Polly who's sister Bree has turned into a drug-addicted teen. They no longer have a good relationship due to this. Her older sister one night comes to her room in the middle of the night to tell her that she is going away to the forest until she can get everything to rights again. She almost thinks that this is a dream until her sister is missing from her room the next morning.
Between her missing sister, divorced parents, and her grandmother living in the woods (whom everyone in town is convinced she is a witch) she has her hands full. Oh, and did I mention that this little girl also has the power to see people's auras in the form of colors surrounding them. Even after her sister has still been missing for weeks she still believes that she is in the woods living on the land. The narrator takes you on a mystical and fun-filled journey with a group of girls to discover the truth about the whereabouts of Bree.

1 comment:

  1. I finally finished this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would definitely consider this to be one to have in my own personal collection. I know it's crazy but I give it a 10! I loved the ending, and I won't spoil it for you so don't ask. Happy reading!


Books I have far

  • A Promise to Believe in-10
  • A Tree grows in Brooklyn-6
  • A Year down Yonder-5
  • Book of a Thousand Days-8
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer-9
  • Catching Fire-10
  • Charlotte's Rose-9
  • City of Ashes-9
  • City of Bones-9
  • City of Glass-9
  • Cry the Beloved Country-6
  • Dawn's Prelude-10
  • Dead until Dark-5
  • Define Normal-8
  • Diary of Anne Frank-8
  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Enna Burning-7
  • Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman-8
  • Girlwood-10!!!!!
  • In the Forests of the Night-5
  • Jinx-7
  • Listening for Lions-9
  • Me, the Missing, and the Dead-7
  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac-5
  • Morning's Refrain-10
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen-10
  • Pride and Prescience-10
  • River Secrets-8
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall-4
  • The Chosen-6
  • The Goose Girl-7
  • The Great Gatsby-6
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer-10
  • The Hunger Games-10
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret-9
  • The Last Leaf-8
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society-7
  • The Persian Pickle Club-7
  • The Princess Academy-7
  • The Red Shoe-3
  • The Secret Garden-10
  • The Snows-7
  • The True meaning of Smekday-10
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Vampire Kisses-5