Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 8 Critic Reviews



Alice Hoffman is at her magical best in a new novel about loss and healing.

When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-yr-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 ravens into her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters -- with a ghostly white dog and a mute boy -- that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story.

About Alice Hoffman

See more books from this Author
Alice Hoffman, an American novelist and screenwriter, was born in New York City on March 16, 1952. She earned a B.A. from Adelphi University in 1973 and an M.A. in creative writing from Stanford University in 1975 before publishing her first novel, Property Of, in 1977. Known for blending realism and fantasy in her fiction, she often creates richly detailed characters who live on society's margins and places them in extraordinary situations as she did with At Risk, her 1988 novel about the AIDS crisis. Her other works include The Drowning Season, Seventh Heaven, The River King, Blue Diary, The Probable Future, The Ice Queen, and The Dovekeepers. Her book, The Third Angel, won the 2008 New England Booksellers' Award for fiction. Two of her novels, Practical Magic and Aquamarine, were made into films. She has also written numerous screenplays, including adaptations of her own novels and the original screenplay, Independence Day.
Published February 1, 2010 by Scholastic Inc.. 128 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction
Bookmark Counts:
Have Read

Unrated Critic Reviews for Green Angel

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Also trancelike and infused with magical realism, this belated sequel to Green Angel (2003) brings Hoffman’s tale of recovery from utter inner and outer devastation to a tidy close.

| Read Full Review of Green Angel

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

At first leaving her house only to find food or add stones to the cairns she’s building for her family, she gradually finds herself caring for injured animals, an aged neighbor, and another orphan, a burned, silent young painter she dubs Diamond.

Mar 01 2003 | Read Full Review of Green Angel

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Green, whose lyrical narration was the hallmark of Hoffman's survival story Green Angel (2003), returns in an equally spellbinding tale that emphasizes themes of rebirth.

Feb 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Green Angel

Teen Reads

I want the different stories, the ones that aren’t easy to believe, the twisted ones, the sorrowful ones, the ones that need telling most of all.

Oct 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Green Angel

Strange Horizons

Perhaps Green's parents originally hailed from the unnamed city, wanting to raise their children in the country, near woods and streams, where the air was clean, where it was still possible to steal time away from a busy life for oneself.

Apr 19 2004 | Read Full Review of Green Angel

New York Public Library

With their help Green might be able make her heart whole and rescue a friend she thought was lost in Green Witch (2010) by Alice Hoffman.

Sep 21 2010 | Read Full Review of Green Angel

New York Public Library

Sometimes gritty, sometimes florid Green Angel is a brief story that will stay with readers long after the story ends.

Sep 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Green Angel

CBC News

My book review is on Green Angel By: Alice Hoffman.

Oct 15 2006 | Read Full Review of Green Angel

Reader Rating for Green Angel

An aggregated and normalized score based on 144 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review

Reader reviews & activity

User Review

Shelly Solari 16 Jul 2014

Rated the book as 5 out of 5

Shelly Solari

Shelly Solari 16 Jul 2014

Has read the book