Book Reviews of Pictures of Hollis Woods

Pictures of Hollis Woods
Pictures of Hollis Woods
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
ISBN-13: 9780439692397
ISBN-10: 0439692393
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 47 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Very enjoyable story. I felt like the author was a too easy on her main character--there was no price to pay for her mistakes. Moreover, the portrait of Hollis was somewhat unbelievable, in that she is supposed to be such a "mountain of trouble" who has been in the foster care system for all ten years of her life, and yet all we ever see from her is care and consideration for others. However, the characters are well-drawn and likeable and the plot is engaging.
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Helpful Score: 2
Touching story about a 12 year old girl who has been in more than her share of foster homes...very good book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great young adult book
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Helpful Score: 1
The author gets you interested in the characters right away and then you have to keep reading! Very expressive writing that helps you feel the emotions. The two main characters really need each other for very different reasons. You'll enjoy it!
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NEWBERY HONOR BOOK - Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful every day. If Social Services finds out, theyll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. Well, Hollis Woods wont let anyone separate them. Shes escaped the system before; this time, she plans to take Josie with her.

Yet behind all her plans, Hollis longs for her life with the Regans, fixing each moment of her time with them in pictures shell never forget.
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Not my favorite Giff book. Anyone with a camera will enjoy comparing their photos to Hollis'. How we create memories and of what and sometimes why.
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i really like this book.
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Sweet book about a foster child. Great read for middle school age children and up.
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A great read - for adults or teens. Really good.
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A really good book and a Newbery Honor Award book
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Hollis Woods
is the place where a baby was abandoned
is the baby's name
is an artist
is now a twelve-year-old girl
who's been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. Hollis Woods is a mountain of trouble. She runs away even from the Regans, the one familiy who offers her a home.
When hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful everyday. If Social Services finds out they'll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. Well, Hhollis Woods won't let anyone seperate them. She's escaped the system before; this time, she's taking Josie with her.
Stil, eve as she plans her future with Josie, Hollis dreams of the past summer with the Regans, fixing each special moment of her days with them in pictures she'll never forget.
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Hollis Woods
-is the place where a baby was abandoned
-is the baby's name
-is an artist
-is now a twelve-year-old girl

who's been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. Hollis Woods is a mountain of trouble. She runs away even from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.
When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful every day. If Social Services finds out, they'll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. Well, Hollis Woods won't let anyone separate them. She's escaped the system before; this time, she's taking Josie with her.
Still, even as she plans her future with Josie, Hollis dreams of the past summer with the Regans, fixing each special moment of her days with them in pictures she'll never forget.
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Pictures of Hollis Woods, is really amazing. I loved reading it and i want to share it with everyone. It's a great story and you should read it.
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Really liked it.