Green Heart

Green Heart

by Alice Hoffman


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A two-fold tale of grief and hope, loss and love, told as only Alice Hoffman can.

When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-year-old Green is haunted by loss and the past. Struggling to survive in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story.

As she heals, Green lives every day with feelings of loss. Her family is gone, the boy she loves is missing, and the world she once knew has been transformed by tragedy. In order to rediscover the truth about love, hope, and magic, she must venture away from her home, collecting the stories of a group of women who have been branded witches for their mysterious powers. Only through their stories will Green find her own heart's desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545141963
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 112,245
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the highly acclaimed author of over twenty novels for readers of all ages, including Illumination Night, Seventh Heaven, Practical Magic, Here on Earth, The Foretelling, Incantation, and, most recently, The Story Sisters and The Red Garden. Her previous novels for Scholastic Press are Aquamarine, which was made into a major motion picture, Indigo, and Green Angel, which Publishers Weekly, in a boxed, starred review, called "achingly lovely." She lives with her family outside of Boston. Visit her at


Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

March 16, 1952

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A., Adelphi University, 1973; M.A., Stanford University, 1974

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Green Heart 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
romancemistress More than 1 year ago
This slim volume contains the two novellas Green Angel and Green Witch which tell a story of one girl's survival after the apocalyptic destruction of all she loves. Green is the shy sister, the one who can whisper to the earth and have it bloom...a handy and necessary talent after the downfall of civilization. In spare and haunting prose rife with poetry and magic, Hoffman weaves a tale of familial love lost and new love found as a young girl strives to rise from the ashes of personal loss to rebuild a stricken and barren world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by hoffman. Enjoyed Green's adventure and how she's developed and healed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alice Hoffman is in my top ten favorite authors. She never disappoints. Have been reading cheap or free vampire/ mystical creature love story series for so long, was delightful to read 99 pages and have a complete story. BrynnS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it, it was enchanting and enthralling, I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy this. It is only 99 pages and makes no sense. Where is the story B&N?
dk_phoenix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Poetic, vivid, and timely -- this volume is a 2-book anthology of Hoffman's books about Green (Green Angel and Green Witch), a young girl who finds herself all alone after a devastating tragedy rocks the world, and her journey of self-discovery in the midst of disaster. It's a quick read, but moving --Green Angel more than the second -- and while at times the narrative seemed to become mildly soapbox-y, there is some truth behind the fiction (think terrorism, oppressive regimes, and women's rights) and to that end I was still able to enjoy the story.Alice Hoffman, to her credit, has a beautiful way with words throughout the stories, and presents a tale of hope & self-discovery and the human heart's ability to live and thrive even in darkest moments of life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An absolute delight!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luvd this book i am a huge book geek (not really) i just get exited when i find a book i like read it heart kelly
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Romeo. You. Ethan. And Tyler. It was a lie. My parents never said i couldnt date. I just need a break.
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Didn't like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is everybody?? Oh well. Im going exploring. See u at res twentytwo of blue. Also once u find me post something there. Camp is so boring. Walks out.
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