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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2011

    a must read.

    Keeper of the Night by Kimberly Willis Holt's tale takes us to modern-day Guam, where we see how Isabela and her family try to get on with their normal lives despite the tension that surrounds them. Isabela is the story's main character is a young girl who has to hear rumors of her mother dying peacefully and others saying she killed herself. Her family falls apart before her eyes. Her brother , Frank secretly carves "I Hate" into his arms and wall of his small room, his feelings are always the same, he has no friends and is always a loner since his mother died. Their Little Sister, Olivia wets her bed and wakes repeatedly from nightmares, she is only 4, their relationship with their family will soon come together in time, and memories of their mother still linger in pain. Isabela doesn't know how to show her feelings she has never cried. Frank soon goes into the hospital for hurting himself too much, their family is scared. Everyone around them talks about them. Guilt lingers in the town like a stench that will never go away as people try to wash away death from the town , Isabela talks about her feelings to franks therapist , their family is reunited soon after this. She got accepted into the collage school swimming team. This is a great and loving book, this book never gets old.
    ( this next part is PAGE.166 of the keeper of the night )
    "Some can cry
    He can only bleed
    Every drop of blood
    Is a tear shed
    He wears his scars like badges
    For his eyes alone
    I wish he'd scream
    I wish he'd cry
    But he just bleeds "

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2009

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    Deeply Rich and Moving

    This book is so so beautiful. The language is spare and it is hard not to be pulled into Isabel's world. The author did a magnificent job with painting an image of the island of Guam. I gave this book to a bunch of my friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2008

    Awesome!!!

    I thought this was a great book. It had an interesting (though slightly depressing) plot, and the main character, Isabel, is likable, which makes the book a lot more interesting. What the character goes through is very realistic and interesting. The chapters are short but very emotional. Totally recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

    Keeper of the Night

    It's so nice to read a book about the island of Guam. This book was great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2003

    Its Awesome!

    I really enjoyed reading this book. As soon as I started reading I couldn't stop. It was very 'addicting'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2003

    A POIGNANT STORY BEAUTIFULLY READ

    Award-winning author Kimberly Willis Holt (When Zachary Beaver Came To Town) now brings the poignant story of a young girl's determination to help her family overcome or at least cope with the pain and loss they feel following their mother's suicide. As read by actress Vivian B. McLaughlin the tale is profound, painful, yet beautiful. Isabel is good at pretending. She would like to imagine that her mother's death was not unusual; she can think that as no one seems able to voice the reality of the tragedy. Tata responds to overwhelming grief by sleeping on the floor where her mother's body lay. Olivia wets her bed and is wracked by nightmares. Frank, on the other hand, expresses his abandonment by cutting into his bedroom wall. Isabel knows that she must help them, but how? There are times when truth is the only antidote for pain.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

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    A Shorter story

    The story was OK and could have been more developed. For a young girl dealing the the suicide of her mother, it seemed they never really got much into her emotions, but more into the day to day activities aftere the event. While the story was touching at times, I felt it strayed or was not what I was expecting.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2010

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    highly

    Keeper of the night is an amazingly written novel by Kimberly Willis Holt. this book is about a teenage girl who's mother just killed herself. she lives on a small island and no one understands her pain. her brother soon becomes suicidal and tries to kill himself. Her dad has distanced himself from the family and causes more pain to come to his torn apart family. in the end the family comes together and they make it past this horrible stage in their lives. i do recommend this book to anyone who likes a page turner that keeps you on the edge of your seats. my favorite part of the book is when she finds her love of diving and that helps bring peace to her. her friends become backstabbers, and i can relate to that in some ways. i solely recommend this to teenage girls though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

    A reviewer

    I like this book alot because it was easy for me to understand and I like that they always explained what the charatcer was doing. I also liked it becasue there was always new things going on. My favortie charater was Isabel because she always was doing something for her family or friends. She is a nice and caring person, she always thought of others before she thought for her self. She was the keeper of the night by taking care of things at night like her sister and helping her brother and dad. This my favortie book by far. It was and outsatnding book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2003

    Keeper of the Night

    HAFA ADAI CHe'LU! This book takes place in the island of GUAM nai.. It was so good! READ IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2003

    this book iz okay

    i dont think this book iz recomended 4 children...it is kind of traumatizing becauz her brother cuts himself but it has a happy ending

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    Posted January 15, 2009

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