Sunday, March 28, 2010

Green Witch


Green Witch – Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors.  She writes about magic, but it’s not fantasy magic, it’s magic that is present in everyday life. 

I enjoyed her older adult novels more than I have enjoyed her newer stuff, and recently I have discovered that her Young Adult novels are some of her best work!  I’m wondering if maybe the younger audience is more easily drawn into Alice’s magical world?  We adults aren’t willing to be as pulled in?

This latest young adult novel is actually a sequel to The Green Angel, I don’t think Alice has ever written a sequel to one of her books so this was a rare treat to visit again with one of Alice’s characters. 

Green Angel tells the story of Green, left alone in the world after her family travels to the city one fateful fall day and are killed when an evil group out to destroy the civilization burn down the city.    It was a creative expression of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. 

Green Witch takes place a year later as Green and other other villagers who survived the attack are re-building their lives.  Green uses her talents, listening to and telling the stories of the villagers, to help everyone heal! 

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1 comment:

Portugal said...

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.