A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle

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I would recommend this book because I think you learn lots of serious things from it but in a fun way.
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Mary O'Hara is a sharp and cheeky 12-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Granny is dying. But Granny can't let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary's street with a message for her Granny, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure. The woman is the ghost of Granny's own mother, who has come to help her daughter say good-bye to her loved ones and guide her safely out of this world. She needs the help of Mary and her mother, Scarlett, who embark on a road trip to the past. Four generations of women travel on a midnight car journey. One of them is dead, one of them is dying, one of them is driving, and one of them is just starting out.
 

About Roddy Doyle

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RODDY DOYLE is the author of nine novels, most recently The Dead Republic, a collection of short stories, and a nonfiction book about the lives of his parents. In 1993 he won the Man Booker Prize for his novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and his novel The Van was a finalist for the prize. He has also written four screenplays as well as several stage plays and books for children and young adults. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Amulet Books. 214 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Lucy Kennedy, aged 10 on Oct 24 2012

All in all I would recommend this ghost story with a twist as a heartwarming book about life, death, families, and the love shared between them.

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Reviewed by Valentine on Jun 13 2012

This book is quite sad and captures real life well. It is always interesting, never dull.

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Reviewed by AggieDoodle on Jun 13 2012

I would recommend this book because I think you learn lots of serious things from it but in a fun way.

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