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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You do not grab a girl you’ve only just met, someone who clearly isn’t interested in staying in your company, and beg her to stay with you. Guy is an interesting character. I know I’ll probably get shot for that, but he was just too perfect! There are some scenes that really stand out for me. Scarred was one of those books I had such high expectations for and it still managed to exceed them all.

View all 4 comments. Alone by herself, she pulls out one of her razors — she has many razors as her supplies — then she pulls up her sleeve, and cuts her arm. She becomes a cutter to escape the pain. Recovery is quite the uphill battle because you are your own enemy. If people look at her it’s I get it. She finds that the only way to relieve herself when her emotions just become too much is to “cut” herself with a razor.

For at least trying and for letting herself be helped despite how incredibly hard it is. But then comes the real kicker. Cutting – it goes against everything natural, your most basic instincts are to keep you safe, healthy and out of harms way – cutting is YOU being your own enemy, which is why you need professional help, not the “wisdom” of some random stranger. Overall, parts of this book and others parts I didn’t like at all aka Willow.


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The book is written in the third person, and Aillow really commend Ms. Willow is one of the best books I’ve read. They are not required to see you through it. If anything, my inability to understand her position only stimulated my desire to keep reading, hoping that Before I say anything else, let me say that this is a very intense novel. On the other hand, Willow’s pain is so real that you can actually understand why she would feel the urge to cut herself Especially if you are a teenage girl!

This book is a real wall-banger, with two of the most annoying characters I have ever encountered. Apr 08, Kaitlyn rated it liked it. Oct 07, Natalie rated it really liked it. Qillow, ever since I hoped that there would be a time when I would need to Her only reprieve is in mutilating her own body, one cut at a time.

I think that is the best word to describe how I felt. 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.

Secondly, And he also carried a condom around in his wallet basically right after he met her. However an unfortunate turn of events might ruin their happiness. Now that I’ve officially raised lowered?

Very few teenage girls with these kind of issues want to read a self-help book, go to a counselor, or talk to their parents. Their life is not dillow guarantee.

It’ll never be my favourite, but, props to Julia Hoban for writing on such a touchy subject. She soon finds herself in trouble because to soothe the emotional pain, she becomes a cutter. Honestly, Willow is one of the best books I’ve read all year. I’m not going to hate on it for that. But even he didn’t keep me from skipping a few pages. The book was a Florida Teens Read Nominee in Recovery is really fucking hard and painful. When Guy discovers Willow’s secret, he pulls her out of the solitary world she’s created for herself, and into a difficult, intense, and potentially life-changing relationship.


Sometimes, you want to smack her in the head and shout, “Why do you do this to yourself?! If people are talking, then it’s about how she killed her parents.

Thankfully, the intense writing and topic made me really like it. Is that not weird? But it is a good book, no doubt about that. On a stormy night, Willow takes the wheel and her whole life is forever changed.

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.

She doesn’t sugar-coat the issue, I think that was one of the reasons why Willow is so fresh in my mind. Contrary to popular opinion, I did not find their romance appealing, or even healthy for either party. I just know that this was beautiful and sad and dark and considering this is the second emotional book I’ve read, it might be wise to read something a bit lighter now. I totally understand that she was going through a lot and struggling but I still don’t think it’s an excuse to act like nobody else’s problems are real.

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Essentially the message is uplifting, even the worst of situations can improve. I once high-fived a boy whose grandpa just died because “my grandpa is dead too”.

Injuring yourself on purpose by making scratches or cuts on your body with a sharp object — enough to break the skin and make it bleed — is called cutting. Books by Julia Hoban.