corner corner Green Angel

Medium

Green Angel
by Alice Hoffman | Literature & Fiction
Registered by kerbam1421 of Halethorpe, Maryland USA on 2/22/2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by jumpingin): travelling


This book is in a Controlled Release! This book is in a Controlled Release!

14 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by kerbam1421 from Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Sunday, February 22, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Received from a fellow bookmooch.com member

Left on her own when her family dies in a terrible disaster, fifteen-year-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 darkness into her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green can relearn the lessons of love and begin to heal enough to tell her story.

Sending this out as a US only BookRing. There are no special rules, just try to be considerate to the next person waiting in line. The book is very small and short, so it shouldn't take you long to read at all.

1) Rrrcaron - New Hampshire
2) Guinneth - New Hampshire
3) PoeticGoddss - Connecticut
4) spaceystacey - New Jersey
5) Parisfrance312 - Tennessee
6) WingedMan - Kentucky
7) JenKazoo - Louisiana <~~~~ Asked to be skipped.
8) whiskeyjane - New Mexico
9) NMReader - New Mexico
10) Stacers1973 - Oregon
11) GinnyRazo - California <~~~~ Asked to be skipped.
12) valpete - California
13) ravencat - New York
14) mhs160 - Pennsylvania
15) valpete - California
16) Back to me! kerbam1421 - Maryland
17) jumpingin - Canada, can ship internationally <~~~~ Ray it forward! 


Journal Entry 2 by kerbam1421 at Landover, Maryland USA on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (3/3/2009 UTC) at Landover, Maryland USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

And the Ring begins! First stop New Hampshire! Hopefully some more people will want to join, please check back here to see who the next person in line will be.

Thanks for getting my first ring off the ground! Hope this book is good! :) 


Journal Entry 3 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Friday, March 06, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I received this book in the mail yesterday. I have two vampire books to read beforehand, but I have the weekend off so I will be getting to this book real soon.
Ruth 


Journal Entry 4 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, March 08, 2009

9 out of 10

I really enjoyed this short, sweet novel. Quite the survival story, that really touched my heart. I'm glad I had the chance to read it. Sending on to next reader!
Ruth 


Journal Entry 5 by Guinneth from Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

9 out of 10

I received this today (thanks, rrcaron!), and after retrieving the mail I actually sat in the car and read the whole book while my sons slept in the back seat!

I *loved* this slim little book which has the feel of a fairy tale. I found it beautiful and moving, and will be on the lookout for my own copy. Thank you for sharing it, kerbam.

This will be moving along as soon as I can get an address and get it to the post office. :) 


Journal Entry 6 by Guinneth at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, March 14, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (3/13/2009 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed this off to PoeticGoddss. Enjoy!

Del. conf.# 0308 2690 0001 7695 8037 


Journal Entry 7 by PoeticGoddss from Tempe, Arizona USA on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

9 out of 10

Well, I received this last night via the bookring and I brought it with me to read while waiting at the doctor's office and managed to breeze through the first 25 pages (which is almost a quarter of the book) in about 15 minutes...so the person before me wasn't joking when they told me it was a quick read :-). It's classic Hoffman and absolutely excellent and I can't wait to finish it when I get home and send it on hopefully later on this week (as soon as I hear back from the person I'm supposed to be sending it to.) 


Journal Entry 8 by PoeticGoddss at Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Thursday, March 19, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (3/21/2009 UTC) at Bridgeton, New Jersey USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I'm marking this as going out on Saturday to SpaceyStacey as I am very ill and someone in my family will be mailing it for me. There is a good chance it will actually make it out on Friday. I was really excited to be part of this bookring and hope to be considered for any future ones. 


Journal Entry 9 by spaceystacey from Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Saturday, April 18, 2009

8 out of 10

Received in the post about 1 week ago. Sorry for the delay in journalling. This one will be read as soon as possible and then send on to the next participant in this ring.

Very enjoyable read about healing. 


Journal Entry 10 by Parisfrance312 from Alcoa, Tennessee USA on Monday, August 24, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I just recieved this book today. I hope to have it read in the next week or so. 


Journal Entry 11 by Parisfrance312 from Alcoa, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

8 out of 10

I read this book in just a few hours. It was short, but good. I thought that the message of living was wonderful. I will hopefully be passing this book on in a few days. I will contact the next person in line. Thank you Kerbam for allowing me to read this book and be a part of this ring! I never would have read this book if not for this ring! This book will be reserved for Wingedman until I can get it sent. 


Journal Entry 12 by Parisfrance312 at Maryville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, August 29, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (8/29/2009 UTC) at Maryville, Tennessee USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I have passed this book on to Wingedman! I enjoyed it very much and due to the size of the book, I was able to read it twice while it was in my possession.

Welcome to Book Crossing! If you are reading this, then you have caught one of my books. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Please register the book and tell me what you thought about it. When you are done reading it, please release it again and we will see where it goes. If you decide to join BookCrossing, please put my name, ParisFrance312, in as your referring member.

Have Fun! 


Journal Entry 13 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Tuesday, September 01, 2009

This book has not been rated.

This looks like it will be a very quick read, thank you for including me in the bookring! 


Journal Entry 14 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Sunday, September 06, 2009

10 out of 10

Wow! What a touching and beautiful story. Alice Hoffman is one of those rare writers.... if I see her name on it, I don't need to know anything else, I'm going to read it. There are good books, good stories, and then there are those who go beyond good, beyond entertaining. They are the ones that reach down deep, they turn the reader inside out and leave us forever touched by something we sometimes don't even understand, Hoffman has a way of writing stories, of creating characters that do this. Another stunning book by an extraordinary writer.

This is Green's story, but it is so much more. So much more. I read it and then read it again. Thank you for sharing this stunningly beautiful book! 


Journal Entry 15 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

This book has not been rated.

JenKazoo sent the following message asking to be skipped so I will contact whiskeyjane and get it in the post as soon as possible.


I am going ot have to ask to be skipped. I have a lot on my plate right now
and not enough time for reading!
Thanks!
JenKazoo 


Journal Entry 16 by wingrem_NON-938592wing at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 09, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (9/10/2009 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I will be posting this to whiskeyjane tomorrow afternoon. 


Journal Entry 17 by whiskeyjane from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This book has not been rated.

This book arrived yesterday in the mail. It looks good. Will read and then PM the next reader. Thx wingedman for the Los Alamos postcard!

Thanks for sharing this book kerbam1421! 


Journal Entry 18 by whiskeyjane at -- Mail or by hand -rings, RABCK, meetings, New Mexico USA on Monday, October 12, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (10/13/2009 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand -rings, RABCK, meetings, New Mexico USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES: In the mail to next on list.

WELCOME TO BOOKCROSSING Congratulations! You found a traveling book! This book has been set free. It is yours to keep or share. Please take a moment to make a journal entry to let me know the book has found a new home. 


Journal Entry 19 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Friday, October 16, 2009

This book has not been rated.

It arrived today. Thanks for passing it on. I had forgotten that I signed up for this book. I will but on Mount TBR. 


Journal Entry 20 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, November 16, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I thoguht a status update might be appreciated.

I started the book and have read about half of it. I hope to finish it tonight and will mail once I receive address. 


Journal Entry 21 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

8 out of 10

It was an interesting story. I started it and finished it in less than one day.

I thought it was interesting that Green's world became better as she helped other people.
 


Journal Entry 22 by NMReader at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Thursday, November 19, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (11/19/2009 UTC) at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed today

Delivery Confirmation number: 0308 2690 0001 9868 8561 


Journal Entry 23 by Stacers1973 from Gladstone, Oregon USA on Saturday, November 21, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Just arrived, thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 24 by Stacers1973 from Gladstone, Oregon USA on Monday, November 30, 2009

9 out of 10

This was a tender touching story and I am greatful to have gotten the chance to read it. I would have missed out on this little gem if not for bookcrossing, so thank you everyone for sharing :)

I PMed GinnyRazo, who asked to be skipped and so will now try val-pete. 


Journal Entry 25 by Stacers1973 at Gladstone, Oregon USA on Thursday, December 03, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (12/3/2009 UTC) at Gladstone, Oregon USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed today to val-pete! Happy Bookcrossing :) 


Journal Entry 26 by wingvalpetewing from Walnut Creek, California USA on Monday, January 11, 2010

This book has not been rated.

This arrived during a very busy time for me. I feel terrible about keeping it so long and will send it to Ravencat so that I don't hold things up any longer.
 


Journal Entry 27 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Monday, January 11, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (1/12/2010 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Thanks for putting me at the bottom of the list. 


Journal Entry 28 by ravencat from West Seneca, New York USA on Thursday, January 14, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today and added to MT.TBR 


Journal Entry 29 by ravencat at Hendersonville, Tennessee USA on Friday, January 22, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (1/22/2010 UTC) at Hendersonville, Tennessee USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

A smart short story about survival and trust. I finished this book in one day. I couldn't help to think of the parallels of this story and the events of 9/11. Just my opinion! Thanks kerbam for sharing this story. Now sent to mhs160 via USPS deliv conf# 03091830000234618536 


Journal Entry 30 by mhs160 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, January 25, 2010

9 out of 10

Received the book in the mail today. Thanks ravencat! I hope to read it pretty quickly.

UPDATE: 1/31/10
I loved this story! This is the first Alice Hoffman book I've read and the writing is amazing. It draws you in from the first page. Green's transformations are both sad and beautiful. Looking forward to reading more books by Hoffman. Thank you so much for sharing!

"I had no idea that all stories unfold like white flowers, petal by petal, each in its own time and season, dependent on circumstance and fate." 


Journal Entry 31 by mhs160 at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Sunday, January 31, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (2/1/2010 UTC) at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sending to the next reader, valpete. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 32 by wingvalpetewing from Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, February 04, 2010

This book has not been rated.

It arrived! I look forward to reading it.

Thanks so much! Then, will return it to Kerbam1421. 


Journal Entry 33 by wingvalpetewing from Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, February 11, 2010

8 out of 10

I loved this little book! The prose was beautiful and lyrical and the story held much hope, despite the most terrible tragedy of losing her family. One theme is especially important. No matter what happens, never let yourself stray from being who you really are. Green let herself change into a lifeless being. Then she realized she wasn't Green anymore, and she had to work her way out her despair. Once that happened, she could truly be Green.
 


Journal Entry 34 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, February 11, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (2/11/2010 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Returning it to Kerbam 1421. Thanks for including me in this Ring. 


Journal Entry 35 by kerbam1421 from Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Thursday, February 18, 2010

This book has not been rated.

The book has made it home! Thank you to everyone that participated! :) I hope you all enjoyed the book! Sounds like it's a good one! :) It arrived last night with a cute little bookmark - thank you!

I'm going to read this book after my current read and then send it off as a Ray to jumpingin. 


Journal Entry 36 by kerbam1421 from Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Friday, February 26, 2010

7 out of 10

Such a quick little, enjoyable read! I felt so bad for Green's loss and I really did hurt for her. But I enjoyed seeing her work through it and start to get on with her life.

I will be passing along to jumpingin soon.

Thank you everyone for participating! 


Journal Entry 37 by kerbam1421 at Ellicott City, Maryland USA on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (3/17/2010 UTC) at Ellicott City, Maryland USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

FINALLY got this off in the mail. Sending this as a Ray to Canada! Enjoy! :) 


Journal Entry 38 by wingjumpinginwing from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Thanks, kerbam1421--the book arrived safely today. I will ray it forward when it's done. 


Journal Entry 39 by wingjumpinginwing from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, April 05, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I read this entire book in one day--it's a very quick read. It's beautifully written story of a young woman's survival, full of wisdom.

Thanks, kerbam1421, for sharing this lovely book. I am hoping to start a new ray for it. Or, if there's not enough interest for that, I will send it to one of the many people who have it one their wishlists. 


Journal Entry 40 by wingjumpinginwing from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, April 05, 2010

This book has not been rated.

New bookray!

Usual rules apply. Please try to read it and send it on within a month, but if for some reason you can't, just let us know. Please check here before mailing, in case the order has changed. It's fine to use surface mail.

Since this is a ray, it would be great if the last person could keep it moving somehow.

iluza (Argentina--will mail anywhere)
wendyv (Australia--will mail anywhere)
mafarrimond (UK--prefers EU shipping)
 


Journal Entry 41 by wingjumpinginwing at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, April 08, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (4/8/2010 UTC) at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent to iluza. I hope this book travels safely on its ray! 


Journal Entry 42 by wingjumpinginwing at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, September 10, 2010

This book has not been rated.

This copy seems to be lost in the mail, so--thanks to star69--this ray will continue with another copy: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/8224889/ 


Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.