From the Publisher
Praise for Green Witch:
* "Haunting, philosophical, and filled with poetic imagery this book will leave an indelible mark." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Hoffman writes in lyrical, stripped-down poetry that distills both magic and elemental experience into essential, unforgettable words" - Booklist
"This small yet strongly affecting volume offers profound thoughts on life, love, and loss."
Praise for Green Angel:
* "Achingly lovely...In lean, hypnotic prose, Hoffman constructs a post-apocalyptic fairy tale leavened with hope." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Beautifully written...this is both a survival story and an homage to the need to cherish life's every moment." - School Library Journal, starred review
"Spare, haunting." - Kirkus Reviews
Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This novel is actually the combination of the two "Green" books Hoffman previously published in 2003 and 2010. In the first novel, 15-year-old Green must deal with loneliness and despair after her parents and younger sister Aurora are killed, along with most of the townspeople in the village where they went to sell vegetables. Green is haunted by their deaths and by the fact that she wasn't nice to her family before they left; her guilt impacts everything she does until she meets and befriends Ash, a young man horribly impacted by the bombs that killed so many. Book two, Green Witch, picks up with Green after Ash has gone to look for his own people and Green realizes that there are people in her own community who need her help. As she works to help them regain their voices and their hope, all of the survivors begin to realize that the only way to beat back the enemy is to act together. Spun throughout both texts is a lyrical, magical element that brings together the force of love with the elements of nature. The combined novels are an excellent way to keep reader's experiences with Green connected and vivid. Hoffman is one of the best in creating lyrical prose/poetry, and these two stories are no exception. This text is a must for middle and high school libraries. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.