This story reminded me of Heartsinger by Karlign Stoffels. It was more of a folk tale than a contemporary novel. Green's family was in the city the day the Horde decided they needed to bring everyone back to the good old days; women in the kitchen, progress denied. She lost her mom, her dad, and her sister. It's about a year later and she is starting to recover, still grieving but able to function. She's also starting to wonder about the boy she once loved. She's decided she wants to write down everyone's story, mainly because the Horde burned all the books and also she need's answers to why she is still here, alone.
She sets out to find The Enchanted, those believed to be witches. Each imparts wisdom and an item that helps Green explain things to herself.
Green Witch is short and engaging. I loved the simplicity and beauty of the language. "Can I find anything, or simply lose more?"
Green Witch is a story about looking deeply into yourself and those around you to find what you need. You must take what you need. You must give what is needed.
"This is how much love weighs...Nothing if you don't take it when it's offered. Everything if you accept what's given to you."
I give this 2 copies. It was good but I don't know if I students will enjoy it as much as myself and teachers.
Books Read: 2
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Green Witch by Alice Hoffman
Total pgs: 350
Total Time: 5 hrs. 15 min.
Reading: 4 hrs 20 min
Blogging: 55 min