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Girlwood Polly Greene Has Always Been Considered Strange, A Girl Who Can See A Person S True Colors, A Thirteen Year Old Comfortable Foraging In The Woods With Her Eccentric Grandmother Than Hanging Out With Friends But All That Is About To Change When Polly S Older Sister, Bree, Vanishes Into The Woods The Only One Who Believes Bree Can Survive, Polly Begins To Leave Food In The Woods For Her Sister And Finds A Hidden Grove She Names Girlwood, Where She Believes Bree Is Burning A Fire Each Night Along With An Odd But Endearing Group Of Friends, Polly Clings To The Hope That She Can See Her Sister Through The Harsh, Snowy Winter And, In The Process, She Discovers The Cruelty, Bounty, And Magic Of The Woods Will Polly Save Her Sister And Even If She Does, Will Girlwood Survive


10 thoughts on “Girlwood

  1. says:

    In addition to writing this book, Claire Dean also has a website where she will teach you to read auras I think it is fair to mention this in my review hi, goodreads Stasi Don t flag me because Dean has a note at the end of the book which tells the reader this and explains the basics of aura reading and also describes her electricity free rustic cabin where she and her two children forage for the edible plants mentioned throughout the book Presumably the website goes into greater nuance ab In addition to writing this book, Claire Dean also has a website where she will teach you to read auras I think it is fair to mention this in my review hi, goodreads Stasi Don t flag me because Dean has a note at the end of the book which tells the reader this and explains the basics of aura reading and also describes her electricity free rustic cabin where she and her two children forage for the edible plants mentioned throughout the book Presumably the website goes into greater nuance about auras than the author s note, which seemed simplistic to me Purple means you are sensitive, artistic, and idealistic People with green auras are helpful, strong, and friendly, etc Dean did a decent job giving her characters some complexity and depth, so I will give her the benefit of the doubt and suppose that the publisher wouldn t l...


  2. says:

    Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.comOne night, Polly is awakened from a sound sleep to find her older sister, Bree, kissing her As Bree s blood red aura trails behind her like the tattered wings of a ruined fairy, she tells Polly that she s leaving for the woods, so that she can try to be alright again Half asleep, and not sure if she s really seeing her emaciated, drugged out sister or an actual fairy, Polly lets her go, with no argument over how much Bree has destroyed since she Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.comOne night, Polly is awakened from a sound sleep to find her older sister, Bree, kissing her As Bree s blood red aura trails behind her like the tattered wings of a ruined fairy, she tells Polly that she s leaving for the woods,...


  3. says:

    I m a 40 year old mom with a 12 year old daughter This was the perfect mother daughter read, and I HIGHLY recommend it for mothers and daughters of all ages Some magic, suspense, and a spunky heroine for the daughters, and strong female characters, interesting plant lore, and girls making the right decisions for the mothers GIRLWOOD is a great alternative to the darker, edgier books for teens that are out there in force There are some suggestions of drug use and teen pregnancy, but what I li I m a 40 year old mom with a 12 year old daughter This was the perfect mother daughter read, and I HIGHLY recommend it for mothers and daughters of all ages Some magic, suspense, and a spunky heroine for the daughters, and strong female characters, interesting plant lore, and girls making the right decisions for the mothers GIRLWOOD is a great alternative to the darker, edgier books for teens that ...


  4. says:

    I initially picked this book up because of the amazing cover illustration, and would not have read it based on the flap copy otherwise The book is not what it might appear to be A modern story of a younger sister whose drug abusing older sister disappears Lots of interesting issues ar...


  5. says:

    Reminiscent of StarHawk and Francesca Lia Block A lovely first novel.


  6. says:

    I first saw Girlwood in middle school at Barnes and Nobles, and fell in love with the cover As usual I didn t have the money to buy the book at that time, but it never left my memory This summer I found it at Half Price Books and had to grab it The book is wonderful and has a great story and life lesson Granted, it probably would have been better for the middle school version of myself instead of the 21 year old me The main character in the piece is thirteen years old I loved the ideas of I first saw Girlwood in middle school at Barnes and Nobles, and fell in love with the cover As usual I didn t have the money to buy the book at that time, but it never left my memory This summer I found it at Half Price Books and had to grab it The book is wonderful and has a great story and life lesson Granted, it probably would have been better for the middle school version of myself instead of the 21 year old me The main character in the piece is thirteen years old I loved the ideas of the auras that are around everyone and how each person had a color that helped represent who they were I think if I had the ability to see those colors I would be distracted by them all the time The bo...


  7. says:

    I love nature, forests and woods and anything magical, so I really enjoyed reading this book The setting is wonderful, the characters are wonderful my personal favourite is Baba , and the friends and family dynamic is wonderful The other thing that I like about this book is that at the beginning of each chapter, there are info s albeit small about plants mentioned in the story, their uses throughout history and properties I myself is a believer that nature and everything in it have abundan I love nature, forests and woods and anything magical, so I really enjoyed reading this book The setting is wonderful, the characters are wonderful my personal favourite is Baba , and the friends and family dynamic is wonderful The other thing that I like about this book is that at the beginning of each chapter, there are info s albeit small about plants mentioned in the story, their uses throughout history and properties I myself is a b...


  8. says:

    I absolutely love this book Yes, I m 41 years old, and this is a teen young adult book, but it s one of the best stories I ve read in a long time The beginning of each chapter tells about some edible plant and what its medicinal uses are The story is about a young girl whose family is falling apart her sister disappears and her parents break up, a developer is building homes, destroying the woods around them It s so magically written, the protagonist s relationship with her grandmother and I absolutely love this book Yes, I m 41 years old, and this is a teen young adult book, but it s one of the best stories I ve read in a long time The beginning of each chapter tells about some edible plant and what its medicinal uses are The story is about a young girl whose family is falling apart her sister disappears and her parents break up, a developer is building homes, destroying the woods around them It s s...


  9. says:

    Took some getting through the first chapter, and getting a sense of the magical world that Polly lives in, along with all the issues that face her during the course of the novel Once I got a sense of the pacing, I could not put this down I loved it Baba always said, when...


  10. says:

    This is my favorite book of all time If you love nature, you have to read this A great story for girls powerful, uplifting, and filled with the magic of the woods A must read


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