Seven months after killing her parents in a car accident, year-old Willow Randall has moved in with her married older brother’s family in New. Julia Claricia Hoban is an American author of children’s books. Her notable books include Willow and Acting Normal. Willow explores the survivor guilt of a. Books: Willow, Julia Hoban fanfiction archive with over 15 stories. Come in to read, write, review, and interact with other fans.

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It wasn’t great, but Willow was incredibly selfish and even if it was realistic, she was not a person I particularly cared about julja wanted to spend time with. Guy is an interesting character.

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Though Willow can barely stand the thought of emotional connections these days, she and Guy begin to talk, but when Guy mulia her secret, he becomes convinced that she needs saving. Julis page was last edited on 19 Aprilat That is not ok. Florida Teens Read Nominee I loved how Julia Hoban created this character.

That was willlw disappointing for me because I heard so many good reviews on this book and it had been recommended to me by one of my friends, but I was let down when I actually got into it and started reading it. Willow is a beautiful story, compellingly told and is by far one of the best YA novels I’ve read in quite some time.

Julia Hoban description is beautiful; it helped me understand the pain Willow was going through.

That’s all I can really say. Everyone has their own coping mechanisms. Cue the hair tearing: So, I guess I’ll list some of my favorite quotes from the last like, 20 pages.

Some more dumb than others. With all that being said, I hate that it sort of took a guy to pull Willow out, like he was the cure.


She has left behind her old home, friends, and school. I’m 20 and I haven’tshe has to pick between him or her razor blades. He has a condom in his wallet, and Willow asks how long it’s been there thankfully. There were slight inconsistencies here and there why wasn’t Willow in counseling or outpatient therapy?

I really loved this book and the romance that was woven into Willows life when she really needed someone to talk to and someone who would listen to her without judgment.

Very melodramatic, as was Willow. Willow RosenbergGuy. This book was even worse than the dreadful Prescription for Romance. Seperation by Jonny Q reviews Willow and Guy are forced to be juoia when Guy gets accepted to a college in California.

I adored the awkward romance between Willow and Guy – the unsureness of the pair made it seem more realistic.

It’s not because they don’t care or that they are cruel, of course not, it’s because they don’t know what to do, and you can’t expect them to know either. It is a great eye opener! Feb 23, Hilda rated it liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I mean, it’s sort of sweet, don’t you think? He brought out a good side of Willow. I am fully aware that cutting is a serious issue.

Through her job at the local university library, Willow meets Guy, a boy her age who shares her and her late parents’ interest in obscure anthropological texts. I’m still waiting for a realistic, honest, well-written teen read about the addiction that touches the lives of teens all over the world.

I hope you don’t despise julla now, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

Willow is a remarkable book that is moving and will leave an imprint on you for a long time. You know, the weather’s been hoan nice lately.

Willow does not cut anybody slack. This is a first time Author for me as well and I will be looking for more from her.


Children’s Book Review: Willow by Julia Hoban, Author . Dial $ (p) ISBN

It’ll never be my favourite, but, props to Julia Hoban for writing on such a touchy subject. The book was a Florida Teens Read Nominee in In the span of a few hundred pages, Julia Hoban manages to address and explain one of the most pressing issues that plagues teenagers today: Healthy relationships involve respect and equality. No problem other than Willow’s was worth crying about.

My dear, dear, good readers. In addition, Guy was there when Willow needed him, and wouldn’t give up on her. Also, this review in no way justifies how much I loved this book. If you’re a hopeless romantic and want to roll your eyes at me that’s fine – but that still doesn’t make the relationship shown in this book any better. It is a love story, featuring a cutter.

At the very least, it showed me that professional help is necessary in a situation such as this, because as noble as his intentions were, Guy handled the situation in the worst way, and the ultimate resolution reeked of unfortunate implications sex solves your emotional problems!

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Life seems to be going great for both Willow and Guy. To make things worse, she is the one who was driving the car–it was the worst rainstorm of the year, Willow only had a permit, and her parents were tipsy and asked her to drive.

Worse, she envies her brother.

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