Author: Alice Hoffman
Publication Date: 2003
Left on her own when her family dies in a terrible disaster, fifteen-year-old Green is haunted by loss and by the past. Struggling to survive physically and emotionally in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself, erasing the girl she'd once been as she inks darkness into her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green can relearn the lessons of love and begin to heal enough to tell her story.(from PaperBackSwap)
This book was truly moving. Green is a wonderful character. All alone, she transforms herself to protect herself. But even in the darkest night, a light will shine. Green follows this light and finds she is able to love again.
A very short book but well worth the read if happen upon a copy.
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