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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I’m not going to hate on it for that. Every time I had to put the book down I daydreamed of picking it back up and re-joining Willow’s world.

Gimme jhlia break, the center of the universe and all that?

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They talk about books. Everything changed on that rainy March night seven months ago. But Willow was always wrong about others. View all 9 comments. For helping her move on with her life and getting her to look at things differently.

I needed that insight, I needed to know why someone would do that to their self.

I haven’t met anyone or have consciously known anyone who cuts, but Willow’s depression and guilt seemed too strong to just And I hate to admit it but I understood, I empathized, I accepted it.

Later on honan the novel, Willow has a huge blowup with her brother, where she accuses him of not letting her take care of her young niece because he’s afraid that she’ll kill her like she did their parents. This is a first time Author for me as well and I will be looking for more from her.

I’ll tell you what is creepy, the three page conversation I had to read between Guy and Willow while she was naked and they were about to have sex. Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from April Articles with permanently dead external links Year of birth missing living people.


When a girl breaks some lab equipment and cries over it, Willow condemns her mentally, basically saying to herself, what right does this girl have to cry over something so minor? The best part about Willow is that it has a redemptive quality about it: 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.

Guy in particular is someone I would never, ever want to meet in real life based on the actions I will ennumerate below, and since this is at least partially meant to be a romance, I am more than a little certain the author would not want me to feel that way. It definitely opened my eyes.

Is this how society is now? She feels the weight of the world is on her shoulders – she’s emotionally overwrought, heavily grieving and feels guilt towards her part in the accident. From the moment you start reading this book you become so emotionally attached to these characters i. And to hear is explanations to Willow near the end of the story was heart wrenching. Even if the razors are safety-wrapped, what genius thinks that’s okay? Recovery is really fucking hard and painful. Let me just clarify that this book is NOT about self-harm; it’s a love story that features a girl who cuts herself.

It happens a lot. Although Guy promises not to tell on her – he also can’t hobah walk away from her. I don’t know, it just didn’t flow well at times for me and it didn’t keep my attention.


Characters were decent, writing was fine, plot was fine And wait- does this also sound like recovery? Also, Julia Hoban has this really neat thing of listing the same thing twice in row. But everything changes when she meets Guy, the only one with whom she can possibly share her secret.

It’s not of the s After my last review, this is kind of going to be hard to swallow, but The writing in this book flowed so nicely, and it was just beautifully written. There was the accident, and there was the willoq. The book is written in the third person, and I really commend Ms. There is no real happy ending.

Such vivid, honest description that I felt wretched for even considering giving it three stars. Willow speaks for itself. Odds are I won’t. This book is great, and I recommend it to everyone.

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

It is a depressing little book Not a bad story, just not really one for me. Another complaint of mine is the ending.

I had one issue hpban Willow and that was the fact that she tended to think the worst before truly knowing someone’s thoughts, and at first I did not think that I would be able to connect with her or any of the others, but I found that the further I read the more I connected. Preview — Willow by Julia Hoban. T – Spanish – Romance – Chapters: