Green Witch

Green Witch

by Alice Hoffman

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Green Witch by Alice Hoffman

From bestselling author Alice Hoffman, a resonant tale of overcoming grief and tragedy, as only she could tell it. In this powerful, lovely sequel to GREEN ANGEL, Green must learn the stories of a number of "witches" and free her true soul mate from a prison as she grapples with life, love, and loss in a post-disaster world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545283113
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 234,725
File size: 385 KB
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 www.alicehoffman.com.

Hometown:

Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

March 16, 1952

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

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

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Green Witch 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
literatissima More than 1 year ago
Alice Hoffman's "Green Angel" was the beginning, a beautiful post-apocalyptic fairy tale-like young adult novella. The readers demanded it and Hoffman has delivered a short sequel. One can probably digest this book in an hour, but will want to savor the lyrical words, the magical realism and the rebirth of hope.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Even though Green is better off than right after the great disaster and destruction of her world, she still has so much to despair about. She is still alone, without her family and the boy she loves. In order to find out who she really is, Green heads out to a world she believed she could never before face for the chance to find all the love, answers, freedom, and retribution she has been searching for. On her journey, Green learns to fight for love no matter how impossible it may seem - and, of course, conquer the fears that stop her from succeeding. Like the plants in her garden, Hoffman's Green has grown and blossomed into a timeless character that rises from the ashes of despair, never to return. Green is no longer held down but, instead, rises to a heart-clenching victory of love and peace of mind after questioning the world's belief in love, loss, and revival. In GREEN WITCH, Hoffman once again succeeds in portraying a gravity-defying character who proves she has the strength of millions. I love, love, love this book, which is just as startling as GREEN ANGEL and that surely will bring tears of joy to the eyes for no reason and every reason. The reader learns that love is life; it keeps us alive whether we are aware of it or not. It doesn't stop anything or anyone from reaching aspirations, but brings us toward them faster than light.
suspense-girl More than 1 year ago
The book was very short and the characters were not well developed. The theme was darker than most of Hoffmann's books. Usually, I cannot put down her books but with as short as this books is, it took me a week to finish it. The story is reminiscent of Fahrenheit 451 with the burning of books, etc.
WillieMW More than 1 year ago
Green Witch is a simple book in format and language; it crosses age boundaries because the message is one of how a person, no matter how damaged, can find redemption in nature and the concept of love. The main character, Green, is an adolescent who faces devastating loss; she has turned inward and the family garden has withered. Slowly she re-claims the garden as a metaphor for healing and giving what she can to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Green Witch just as much as Green Angel. It had a wonderful ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely story of Green and her pusruit of Love....
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MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Green used to think her story was written. The day her beloved city was burned to the ground seemed to be the end of things. Her mother, her father, and her beautiful sister were gone. The boy she loves is far away searching for his own family. The past is filled with dangerous memories and the future seems like a distant hope. So Green tries to focus on the present. As her village tries to rebuild, Green tends her garden and collects the stories of the survivors. When Green sets out to find the Enchanted--women the village calls witches--in the hopes of collecting their stories. And maybe something more. One of the witches can grant any person their heart's desire. With their help Green might be able make her heart whole and rescue a friend she thought was lost in Green Witch (2010) by Alice Hoffman. Green Witch is the sequel to Green Angel--the story that introduced readers to Green and her world. It is also a story that Hoffman had not planned to write until fans asked to know what happened next to Green and the boy she loved. Like its predecessor, this book is very short with sparse writing that hearkens back to traditional fairy tales and prose poetry in its meter and style. While Green Angel focused on moving through tragedy for both the town and Green herself, Green Witch is all about rebuilding and transformation. This is a story where women who survived unspeakable loss can become witches imbued with magic, where gardens can grow from ashes, and where a girl who lost everything she loved can rediscover hope and love. As Green gathers stories and tends her gardens, she too begins to grow as she realizes her own power and finds her place in a world forever changed by one tragic day. Possible Pairings: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, Madapple by Cristina Meldrum, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alice Hoffman has such a way with words and writes stories that are captivating, with vivid memorable characters. I have read Green Angel a few times and enjoy it every time. This story continies the self discovery and healing that Green begins in Green Angel. It continies and finishe Greens story just the wau it should have been. I have read a number of Alice Hoffmans books and have yet to find one I dislike.
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This story goes in depth to the adaptatoons and searching everyone eventually has to do in order to find themselves.
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Edith Sayo More than 1 year ago
Very touching book. A great sequel to the book "Green Angel".
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked her other book better but this one is just as good in its own way. Its sad book that will make you cry with an ending that will make you smile. Its deferentially one of my favorite books!
Sierra Clegg More than 1 year ago
Favorite aspect of this book is hands diwn the paper that Green makes. :)
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AnaMardoll More than 1 year ago
Green Witch / 978-0-54528-311-3 A direct sequel to "Green Angel", this novel is that most rare and lovely of sequels - one that makes you appreciate the first all the more. Whereas "Green Angel" explored the deep themes of pain, loss, and rebirth in the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, "Green Witch" explores the growth and renewal that can take place after that rebirth has occurred. In the same dreamy, magical realism tone employed in the first novel, the titular character Green travels through the world around her, hoping to pick up the pieces. As she learns the stories of the townsfolk, she learns of others like her - strange women who have been burned by the tragedy and who are now whispered to be witches. Green travels to each woman in turn, hoping to learn their stories, and seeking for the people that she lost in the first novel - her friend Heather and her true love Diamond. Along the way, Green meets the animals she healed in "Green Angel", and sees them happy and whole again, thanks to her aid and kindness. Like "Green Angel", this novel will not appeal to everyone. The book is very short - approximately 130 pages - and the brief sentences and repetitive storytelling will allow quick readers to whip through in an hour or two. The sense of magical realism is still present, with Green having her own version of "Fertile Feet" - flowers and vines grow at a tremendous pace in her vicinity, and each of the 'witches' she meets has her own version of magic to show. Fans of the first novel will expect this, of course, but they may not expect the gentle retcons to the previous book: the tragedy that was hinted at having a man-made cause in the first book has now been upgraded to a full-out terrorist attack by religious extremists known as the "Horde", who intend now to complete what they started. Although "Green Witch" still retains a deeply introspective tone, the introspection has now been turned to people other than Green, outside her cottage, in accordance with the new themes of this novel. If you liked "Green Angel", even just a little bit, "Green Witch" deserves your attention - if anything, it made me like the first novel even more, and it provides a richly deserved conclusion to the story. ~ Ana Mardoll
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