Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Willow by Julia Hoban

Willow by Julia Hoban
Paperback, 336
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
February 2010

Seven months ago on a rainy March night, Willow's parents drank too much at dinner and asked her to drive them home. But they never made it--Willow lost control of the car, and both of her parents were killed. Now the only way she knows how to survive and control the pain is by secretly cutting herself. But when Willow meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is, she finds it hard to keep the secret that's written all over her body.

This book is full of so much emotion. It was hard for me to really get into it with feeling like I was going to cry. I am not saying I didn't like it because I loved it.

As your reading you can feel Willow's pain, sense all of her emotions. Then when Guy* comes into the picture you can feel her start to let her guard down. She starts to feel something other pain. With his help she is able to confront her brother about the night that changed their lives forever. With his help she realizes she will never be anyones daughter anymore. She starts to develop an emotion that for her she hasn't seen in seven months. Despite everything she keeps her "kit" and cuts when she has flashbacks.

I was getting really pissed when I had like 60 pages left and Guy showing and telling Willow that he has the strongest feelings for her and here she is pushing him away. Because as you read you feel Willow fall in love with him and it just made me mad that she clearly loves him and he loves but she pushes him away.

This story is a love story as well as a story about a serious issue, cutting.

*His name was Guy. That was something that did bother me a bit I didn't get why he didn't have any other name.


  1. Great review. This book was very emotional, but it dealt with a hard issue very well in my opinion

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. I hope there is a second book!!!! could not put willow down

  3. Coming from someone who was a cutter this book is so accurate the feelings willow convayed in the book was amazing im hoping there is a sequle and to find out what happenes between her and guy one of the best books i have ever read myself.


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