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Willow by Julia Hoban

May 23rd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.

Description: Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow’s parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy —one sensitive, soulful boy—discovers Willow’s secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the “safe” world Willow has created for herself upside down.

This was an awesome book!  I’ve been wanting to read it for ages and it finally came in for me at the library.  I started it last night stayed up late to finish it because I could not put it down.  Guy seemed like the perfect, well, guy.  He is so sweet and considerate to Willow without seeming like a push over.  Willow was  a little irritating but totally understandable after what she went through.    I think it was obvious to everyone but Willow that her brother, David, did not blame her for her parents deaths but the interplay between David and Willow was still interesting to watch through out the story.  It’s hard not to give away too much but this was a wonderful book that I highly suggest to both teens and adults.

Posted in 5 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

6 Responses

  1. Pattie Garner

    Hey Debbie, would you be interested in reading my novel? I’m a teacher from Vegas who decided after listening to a Celine Dion cd, that I would write a novel. Crazy huh? Well, its published and I thought it would be fun to raise money for St. Jude and show my students they can make a difference in the world. Let me know what you think and shoot me an e-mail. You can visit my site


  2. Katie

    I’ve been wanting to read this for awhile….I’m waiting to get it from the library — can’t wait!

  3. dsuzuki

    I hope you get it soon Katie!

  4. Kailana

    I am going to have to read this! I have seen a lot of good reviews. :)

  5. dsuzuki

    Oh definitely read this. One of the better books I’ve read in awhile.

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