Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
By Brandie Moore, Courier Books Editor
I once believed that life was a gift. I thought whatever I wanted I would someday possess. Is that greed, or only youth? Is it hope or stupidity? As far as I was concerned the future was a book I could write to suit myself, chapter after chapter of good fortune. All was right with the world, and my place in it was assured, or so I thought then. I had no idea that all stories unfold like white flowers, petal by petal, each in its own time and season dependent on circumstance and fate. The future is something no one can foretell.
Green Angel is a short novel that Alice Hoffman, Alice Hoffman, bestselling author of The Story Sisters, The Third Angel, Property Of, Green Witch, The Foretelling and other works. wrote a few years ago. It's more of a starter book for smaller kids but the story is just an amazing one. Even the illustrations in this book are beautiful.
The main character is a young girl named Green who lives with her mother, father, and little sister Aurora. They all live on a ridge top above a village in the country.
Everyone calls her Green because she loves to work the garden and they say she has a "green thumb."
Everything goes wrong when one day a fire spreads throughout the land and everyone who is dear to her perishes in the fire.
After that, Green changes everything about herself. One day when a strange boy appears at her door things start to change even more. This boy might be the key to fix her broken soul.
There's not really much more I can say about this book with giving away too much. All I can really say is that it is an amazing book. I really think people should pick up this book. It's really small at 128 pages long with big print. It's a very easy read, and a pleasant one as well.