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Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow's parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy ?one sensitive, soulful boy'discovers Willow's secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the ?safe? world Willow has created for herself upside down.

Told in an extraordinary fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girl's struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy's refusal to give up on her.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2009
ISBN: 9780803733565
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Hoban 6939
Characteristics: 329 p


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Bookwrm_9 Jun 11, 2014

This book was amazing. It was sad at some parts and romantic at others and blended well together made me feel like the people were alive.

May 23, 2014

misrepresents cutting and self harm

Apr 03, 2014

This book is brilliant. Anyone who says differently, I have no words for you. This book saved my life.

Feb 04, 2014

Sure, this might seem like one of those typical guy saves the day novel and as a pessimist, I really don't think we all can meet a friend who would be that willing to help us out if things like that ever happen to us. However, it's definitely a good and emotional book and definitely worthwhile to read. Willow's problems and internal conflicts make our daily hassles and small fights with parents seem lucky because how normal they are. Willow's struggle against herself makes me sad. She is a good kid, but life just doesn't have it easy on her. We may not experience the traumas that Willow had gone through, but it makes me feel connected somehow.

Sep 17, 2013

your typical girl-meets-boy and boy-solves-all-her-problems YA novel.

Jan 27, 2013

this book has a very strong message, it was very well written and it has a good ending.............Guy is so sweet and Willow is just a troubled teen who learns to cope with her problems and face the truth. good book for any teen and shows just how easy some of us have it

Jan 17, 2013

This book is aweful. It delivers a terrible message. I wouldnt waste your time on this book.

Oct 17, 2012

this book is amazing, i myself i can relat in a big way not killing her parents but...... every girl after they read this would want a guy like guy i know i do but still this book is amazing. i would tell my friends to read it but they woyuld give stranged looks but loved it.

Jul 21, 2012

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVED this book!

samihanaimah Jun 19, 2012

Fantastic book, how can a person be in so much pain? Well, I learned from this book, i just felt like i was in the book with her the whole time.

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Bookwrm_9 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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May 23, 2014

Sexual Content: There is a sex scene sex is referenced several times Willow offers to have sex in order to keep a secret from being told talk of condoms slight detailed of sex, of how it feels

May 23, 2014

Coarse Language: f word, cussing etc

May 23, 2014

Violence: cutting descrbed

May 23, 2014

Other: negative talk about an anorexic girl, very, very demeaning


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Ambiii143 Jun 05, 2012

A girl loses her parents to a car crash that she "caused". She has converted to cutting for all of her problems until a boy she meets named guy finds out her secret and desperately tries to get her to stop. They end up falling in love and she stops cutting because she has guy to hold on to.


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