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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In a Sentence Willow jylia a heartbreakingly beautiful story that will leave you thinking about it long after you’ve turned the hobzn page. Catching a glimpse into a painful part of a young woman’s life. Chloe and Laurie were two girls who liked shoes. People try to stay away willkw far as possible from this. Based on the character of Willow alone, this book would have gotten two stars. I will finish this book though, I’ll let it sit on my shelf for a month or so though. Seven months ago on a rainy March night, Willow’s parents drank too much wine at dinner and asked her to drive them home.

I do need you talk to me! Overall, I loved this book. But they never made it–Willow lost control of the juliz, and both of her parents were killed. She has left behind her old home, friends, and school. She becomes a cutter to escape the pain. He wants to take her pain and make it his own. Willow is sixteen years old, and she is hurting herself.

Willow by Julia Hoban

Willow was one of the most vivid, realistic characters to ever grace the pages of a young adult book. For a debut author, Julia has blown all the other authors, regardless if it’s their first or not, WAY out of the water!

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May 08, Wendy Darling rated it it was ok Shelves: Maybe I’m just not one for ‘damsel in distress’ type stories. Willow suggests that sweeping romance and premature sex will guide self-harming teenage girls to safety, and I’m sorry, but I strongly protest against that concept. It gave the story a different meaning after that.

Let me just clarify that this book is NOT about self-harm; it’s a love story that features a girl who cuts herself.

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You can’t expect someone to come and save you, and you can’t expect to save someone, which is exactly how Willow and Guy’s relationship is. She gives almost everything she earns to her brother and he always looks unhappy when he accepts her money. She criticized, insulted, and ridiculed any character who did not understand the “depth” of her issues.

Meet The Family by Kataang reviews Hectic. When Guy found out she was a cutter, he was shocked at first but then he decided to help her. I don’t get why people are raving about this being such a “sweet and inspiring story” because, once you face it yourself, you realize just how bad this book is.

Julia Hoban description is beautiful; it helped me understand the pain Willow was going through. I want to get better. He hardly knows Willow yet it is very clear that he feels some kind of draw to her immediately.

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I also liked how it took a while for their relationship to progress, instead of everything moving too quickly. I just find it to be deeply offensive to see a problem so severe as self-harm be dismissed as a minor flaw that will disappear as soon as hulia find a romantic interest. Not only first love, but the power of redemption that only love can posses.

Avoid at all costs.

He throws a box of razor blades at her. Willow; her brother, David; Guy that you fly through the pages just to see what happens. There were more besides her?

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He was charming and caring. Every single thing that happens in her life if linked to the fact that she thinks she’s a killer.

Too many teenage especially girls base their existence on a boy and a lot of the time it is a huge mistake. However, I do have a little complaint. Blaming herself and believing no one should forgive her, including her brother, she finds an outlet for her emotions.

This novel is not just about cutting – it is about love, hope hkban forgiveness. Guy gets mad at her for that, which is a pretty jerky thing to do, considering he knows how difficult and confused a time she’s having.

If you are experiencing your own hand of self-harm, you need to get professional help. So the only guys that can like a coffee shop are not masculine enough wjllow be considered men, and probably, by extension, gay, which is apparently a bad thing in your eyes?

I still love him, I just wish he wasn’t so damn perfect! The author’s skill is so great that for the first time in my life I feel like I understand the reason that people can do such horrible things to their own body. View all 36 comments. Cutting is something that throws people off balance, everyone deals with pain in a certain point in their lives, but emotional pain is something that’s not easily seen, cutting though – that’s your pain literally on your body.

Mar 18, Nely rated it it was amazing.